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Thanksgiving Proclamations by Presidents Washington and Lincoln

This came by messenger 215 years ago…

By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor– and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.

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David Boaz: Things to Be Thankful For

David Boaz writes: Not long ago a journalist asked me what freedoms we take for granted in America. Now, I spend most of my time sounding the alarm about the freedoms we’re losing. 556 more words

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"A day of public thanks-giving"

Why wait until Christmas for gifts? Today, a small gift to readers of my blog. Of all the presidential declarations of Thanksgiving—and well before the hype of televised parades, presidential turkey pardons, and Black Friday creep—two proclamations stand out as particularly poignant. 502 more words

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The Challenge: Thanksmissing

By Rebecca Hagelin~

God “gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike” (Matthew 5:45). 917 more words

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Thanksgiving Proclamation- By the President- Abraham Lincoln

By the President of the United States of America.

A Proclamation.

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. 514 more words

Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation

On 3 October 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation setting aside the last Thursday in November “as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father… with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience…” 385 more words

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Happy Thanksgiving Day - Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation

Thanksgiving is thanking God for His blessings and bounties. As Muslims, we fully understand who our Lord is and we thank Him accordingly on daily basis. 547 more words

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