Thanksgiving, a Time to Appreciate and Make History

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Native Americans shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.

Thanksgiving has deep roots in religious tradition and is a great time to appreciate the traditions and blessings that have been bestowed upon us. It is a time for families to gather and appreciate each other, sometimes their only opportunity during the year.

At CEA, we are taking time this year in thanksgiving to appreciate the history that we have made with our Inaugural Disabled/Displaced Scholarship award distribution. This historic opportunity has allowed us to serve more students through an additional corporate tax credit that provides tuition scholarships for our exceptional learners, and students that have been part of the Arizona Foster Care system. Award Letters were mailed to families this past week, and their calls and notes of gratitude are heartwarming to say the least!

We are excited to expand our Disabled/Displaced Tax Credit commitments for next year and welcome the opportunity to speak to eligible corporations that want to change lives and create future leaders with CEA!

Wishing You and Yours a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving,