Millions line Manhattan streets for the Macy's parade; Atlanta feeds thousands of homeless, and service members in Tucson, Ariz., get surprise servers. NBC's Jeff Rossen reports.
Spectators cheered and sang at annual Thanksgiving Day parades from New York to Philadelphia to Detroit and friends enjoyed feasts with strangers at Occupy protest gatherings. Many reminded each other there is much to be grateful for despite the country's hard economic times.
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords helped serve a Thanksgiving meal to service members and retirees at a military base in her hometown. Giffords arrived in the dining hall at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson at midday Thursday wearing a ball cap and an apron with her nickname of "Gabby" sewn on the front. She was accompanied by her retired astronaut husband, Mark Kelly, who also donned an apron.