[“Thanksgiving: Girl Praying,” it is also called “Refugee Thanksgiving.” This Norman Rockwell painting graced the cover of The Saturday Evening Post in November of 1943. It portrays a more somber scene than is usually represented in the Rockwell art we are accustomed to seeing. It depicts a young Italian woman wearing a U.S. Army soldier’s jacket, praying over the field rations he’s shared with her. She kneels, surrounded by the devastation of war, only rags on her feet. It was meant as a reminder back in 1943. It is still a reminder today. We have much to be thankful for. If you look closely at her face you will see something else – hope.

Thanksgiving: Girl Praying