Posted on Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 by Veronica Martzahl
Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate bounty, to feast with family and friends. Part of giving thanks might entail recognizing that not everyone enjoys the same bounty.
In 1947 then Governor of Massachusetts Robert F. Bradford spearheaded the "Silent Guest" program. Through this program Americans were asked to donate the cash equivalent of one setting of Thanksgiving dinner to post-war Europe's starving poor. At Tufts, Jackson College students helped collect for the "Silent Guest" program.
Enjoy the holiday! and remember those less fortunate.