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The Proclamation of Thanksgiving and Praise

Washington, D.C.
October 3, 1863

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. 513 more words


Give Thanks That This Holiday Comes Annually

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

Thanksgiving DIY Decor and Recipes for Turkey Side Dishes Dessert

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

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Masterclass in Cocktail-Making

Looking for the best cocktail list Lincoln has to offer? Boasting innovative and classic cocktails made with the freshest of ingredients, our expert mixologists at… 280 more words


‘Irreplaceable:’ Lincoln bust stolen from porch of Gettysburg museum

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Lincoln is missing, and there are few clues to work with. The Hall of Presidents in Gettysburg hopes to get its presidential bust back. 283 more words


The Thanksgetting Holiday

Abe Lincoln gave us our country, whole and emancipated. He gave us debate (along with Douglas). He gave us a war and saw it through to the end, at which time he decided that some purposeful, focused gratitude was in order. 940 more words

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Thanksgiving on November 26

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