Thanksgiving: A U.S. Tradition for Refugees

tgivingMany of our agencies organize special Thanksgiving celebrations to celebrate with refugees all that they bring to our country and the many benefits we all enjoy all year.  You can click on three links – here, here and here – to read about a few examples.

Thanksgiving may be a U.S. holiday tradition, but feeling and expressing gratitude is universal.

One Somali way to express thanks is to “touch the shoulder” of someone you want to show respect and appreciation.  Today, I touch all of your shoulders for your commitment to our work and, to all refugees, for all they bring to their new U.S. communities.

Higher’s blog will begin again on Monday.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone.



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  1. Lisa MacClure says:

    Check out this article written about ACC’s 10th annual Thanksgiving dinner on Monday

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