To all of my blogging friends…I wish the best of days today!! We love today for family, friends, turkey and trimmings (and leftovers) and a list of other things….I thought it would be nice to remember how it all began. This is our country’s first president giving proclamation to set aside to thank the Lord for all our blessings!! What a heritage we have….
I have edited it just a bit as it was a bit long but you can view the whole thing (even the original) on line. Have a beautiful Thanksgiving!!
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 favour; 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 PUBLICK THANKSGIVING and PRAYER,………..
NOW THEREFORE, I do recommend and assign THURSDAY, the TWENTY-SIXTH DAY of NOVEMBER next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation;….. and, in general, for all the great and various favours which He has been pleased to confer upon us.
(signed) G. Washington