October 3, 1863
By the President of the United States of America.
The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. 513 more words
We all know what Thursday is: It’s the holiday that has been a holiday since 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November to be a day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.” 186 more words
The weather in Florida is finally getting cooler. That little nip in the air is so refreshing and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. This is the one day just about every American will sit down for a Turkey dinner. 186 more words
On October 3, 1789, George Washington issued the first presidential proclamation for a national day of Thanksgiving. He began by mentioning: “…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 called for “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God…” 111 more words