Revelation 7:9-12 (NLT)
9 After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white robes and held palm branches in their hands. 10 And they were shouting with a mighty shout, “Salvation comes from our God who sits on the throne and from the Lamb!” 11 And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living beings. And they fell before the throne with their faces to the ground and worshiped God. 12 They sang, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and strength belong to our God forever and ever! Amen.”

In the verses above it says the number of people saved from all nations was too great to count. They stood before Christ clothed in white, symbolizing their justification, their holiness and victory in Him. In their hands were palm branches used to symbolize triumph and victory. They shouted out their praise of Salvation and all the angels fell before God to worship him. Their attitude was one of thanksgiving to God for all He had done.

John 12:12-13 says, “The next day, the news that Jesus was on the way to Jerusalem swept through the city. A large crowd of Passover visitors took palm branches and went down the road to meet him. They shouted, “Praise God! Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hail to the King of Israel!” People greeted Jesus with palm branches the symbol for peace and victory. Perhaps many of the same who John saw in his Revelation were present the day Christ came to Jerusalem. They hailed Jesus as King and gave praise to Him. During this Thanksgiving season take time to praise the one who brought Salvation to the world. Give glory, honor and praise to the Lord. Without God there would be nothing to be thankful for, because all that has been created is His.