Thanksgiving is a holiday close to the hearts of many, and does theoretically represent values we should all embody. However, our celebration is based upon inaccurate history. We celebrate events that didn't happen, and eat foods that weren't even eaten at the first Thanksgiving. The traditions we take part in are founded in fiction, and it's only natural how defensive we've become of them. The mention of change at the dinner table almost always stirs up a storm.
My whole life, Thanksgiving has been filled with tradition. A huge tradition in many homes is the inclusion of the turkey as the main part of the meal; with even the discussion of omitting this entree, many get offended. I'm here to explain why that's understandable, but also to point out why it's still not justifiable.