A time of celebration, remembrance and reverence the holiday weve come to call Thanksgiving has played an enormous role in the development of the United States. In this exciting family special, travel back in time to the first Thanksgiving. See the Continental Congress declare a national day of Thanks and witness Abraham Lincoln sign a proclamation making it a federal holiday. But the history of the holiday is just part of this uplifting show. It also includes wonderful stories of how Thanksgiving has made a difference in the lives of Americans. The moving story of hurricane Katrina victims who are finally given a reason to be thankful! A special Thanksgiving story about some very grateful grizzly bears. A former gang member turns from his life of crime and finds redemption by helping others. An asylum seeker flees the oppression of his native country and finds hope for himself and his family in the land of the free. Men and women in the armed forces, who are spending their holiday overseas, tell us what Thanksgiving means to them.