In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged in the United States as the feast that inspired the Thanksgiving. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. In 1863, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November. Today, Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends to remember what we are thankful for. In recognition of Thanksgiving, and as an appeal to donors in the US, this short video was created telling the story of Ester and Samuel, patients treated during ORBIS's 2012 Flying Eye Hospital Program in El Salvador.
Photographs by: ORBIS Visual Communications Consultant, Geoff Oliver Bugbee