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Thanksgiving in Washington through the years

Since Thanksgiving was created, politicians and residents of the District have celebrated the holiday through food, charity and religion.

 
 

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Congregants attend the Thanksgiving Day Pan-American Mass at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Washington, D.C. The church began having the Mass in 1909 when President Taft gave it his personal approval.


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