#Thanksgiving Giving internationals a sense of family and belonging on a very American holiday

5796_resized_1Thanksgiving is a time for families to come together, to eat and show gratitude for another year of living and being together.  But for many international students in a college town, the holiday can be lonely.

The International Thanksgiving Dinner in Starkville began in the 70s in the home of Armando and Ruth de la Cruz. The couple moved to the United States from the Philippines and knows first hand how it feels to celebrate holidays and special occasions a long way from home.

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