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What Are You Thankful For This Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for the things we have and give to those in need. At Loyola, students always show their gratitude and work to give back to the community with the many programs offered by CCSJ.

In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving to be a national holiday. Since then, Americans have developed family traditions to celebrate the feasts. Whether it’s going out to dinner, having a big family turkey dinner at home, volunteering at a soup kitchen, playing a game of flag football, or watching college and NFL football on T.V., each family’s traditions make the holiday a unique experience and gives them the opportunity to remember everything that they are thankful for.

During the holiday season, Loyola students have gone above and beyond to show their thanks by writing thank you notes to the staff around campus, such as the dining staff in Boulder and the Starbucks employees. Students have expressed that they have a lot to be thankful for, such as, the Boulder staff, the beautiful campus, the future life opportunities that Loyola offers, and friends and family.

From all of us at Messina, we hope that you take this day to express everything that you are thankful for and find ways that you can continue to give back to your community. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Messina!

To learn more about how to get involved with CCSJ visit https://www.loyola.edu/department/ccsj.

To read about the history of Thanksgiving visit https://www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving/history-of-thanksgiving.

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