• Thanksgiving was always celebrated in America but became a national holiday by a Presidential Proclamation of  Abraham Lincoln on October 3rd 1863 in the midst of the Civil War.
  • The original date for Thanksgiving Day was set for Thursday November 26th.
  • Later in 1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt through a joint resolution in Congress issued a proclaimed designating the 4th Thursday in November to be Thanksgiving Day regardless of the numerical date.
  • Thanksgiving began as a strictly religious holiday but now it is primarily an opportunity for families to get together.
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  • Find your Instrument in one of the colored boxes.
  • Click on the box and the music for your instrument will pop-up.
  • NOTE:  You’ll need Adobe Acrobat to see, download, and print out the music.