By Liz Irvin
Thanksgiving has been celebrated throughout America by millions of people, so what makes this holiday so special to the Red Lion community?
Many people are thankful for things when it comes to Thanksgiving and that’s one of the key components in this holiday. When asked, many of the Red Lion students and staff said they are very thankful for family, friends, and their health.
“It’s a time to spend with all of your family together, and even get your friends together and have a good time with everyone,” Mrs. Missimer, a guidance office secretary, said.
They are not limited to just family, friends and health though, many people were also thankful for their education, their teachers, and even the strong Red Lion bond everyone has with each other.
“Thanksgiving is where you should be thankful instead of taking,” junior Lauren Ferree said. “You should be giving to people in need and who have less than you.”
Red Lion is truly thankful for many things, and many of the things they are thankful for are for themselves, such as their bed and their house. However, what really brings Red Lion together is the amount of thanks we all give for the things that really matter such as family, friends, and health.
We all think differently about what Thanksgiving means to us and how we represent Thanksgiving in our own household.
“It’s a time for life to slow down and for us to give thanks for all that we have,” business teacher Mrs. Krouse said.
Thanksgiving is a time for everyone to be brought together whether you’re friends or you hardly know each other. It’s a time for everyone to give thanks for something they believe in and become closer the people around them.
“Everyone has at least one thing they are truly thankful for,” senior Dillon Boring said. He’s thankful for his freedom and the great music program here at Red Lion Area School District.
Sophomore Cara Warntz is thankful for her band family, drumline, and being able to perform in front of her friends and family while being in band.
According to Red Lion’s students, family is very important to give thanks for this Thanksgiving, but our school is so much more than that. It's a time to get together with all families including sport families, music families, or just friends who are so close it seems like they are a part of your real family.
Red Lion is brought together not only by their bond but by sharing thanks to all that applies to everyone who is in this school including, family, friends, and everyone brought together by the bond of the school district.
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