St. Louis areas newest immigrants celebrate their first Thanksgiving |

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – There are any number of reasons that many of these people are giving thanks today. But the biggest reason might be that this is their first Thanksgiving in America in their new home town of St. Louis Missouri.

'I`m very glad to be here and thankful,' says Ayman Anwan, New St. Louisan.  'Thankful for the government of the United States for accepting us and for the community of St. Louis and all of the American people.'

Ayman Anwan is a Syrian refugee getting acclimated to his new American home and St. Louis Neighbors.

For 97 years, the International Institute of St. Louis has been helping and welcoming refugees and immigrants to the area.

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