Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving to All - The First Thanksgiving Proclamation

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Give Thanks to God for this Great Nation

“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…”

See entire Proclamation here:

President George Washington
Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, October 3, 1789

On October 3, 1789, President George Washington issued the first Thanksgiving Proclamation in United States history.  Thus began a national holiday that has been celebrated during times of war and peace, in times of plenty and in times of hardship. America has never stopped giving thanks to Almighty God for her abundant blessings.
Penny and Doug
Penny's Antiques & Wedgwood Pantry

Quote of the Day:
"[R]eligion, or the duty which we owe to our creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence; and therefore all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience; and this is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love, and charity towards each other." --Virginia Bill of Rights, Article 16, 1776

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