Thanksgiving, in the United States, is perhaps the least religious holiday based on a religious ritual. It is a "New World" ritual, and, like most new religious ideas from this part of the world, it faces an uphill battle when competing with the the "old world" rituals.
Perhaps it is just as well, there is no emphasis on death or memory like many of the other holidays. It remains a chance to get together and celebrate making it through another year with food, home and family.
I'll use this occasion to say "thanks" to all of you out there in blog-land, to those I read, to those who read me, to the commenters, even to the lurkers.
Sincerely, I Thank You.