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Thanksgiving

November 20, 2012

On this Thursday, we will celebrate Thanksgiving.  It is a day of being thankful for the gifts and blessings we have.  It is a National holiday and a true Holy Day regardless of your religious preference.  We celebrate the day with our families and other loved ones.

 

The Pilgrims set aside a day of Thanksgiving in 1621 by sharing festivities and prayer with their Native American neighbors.  George Washington established Thanksgiving Day as a national holiday in 1789 for grateful and heartfelt acknowledgement of the many favors of Almighty God.  In 1863 Abraham Lincoln designated the last Thursday in November as a day of national observance for Thanksgiving.

 

A special prayer should be in order for our service men and women who are in harm’s way protecting and defending the liberty and freedom we many times take for granted.

 

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Teresa Marron, CPA permalink
    November 20, 2012 5:49 pm

    I believe it may have been Theodore Roosevelt that changed Thanksgiving to the 4th Thursday in November, so that there would be a longer Holiday shopping season during the depression to boost the economy. I guess it stuck! Is there anyone that can confirm this?

  2. November 24, 2012 3:10 am

    This is taken from Wikipedia: On December 26, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a joint resolution of Congress changing the national Thanksgiving Day from the last Thursday in November to the fourth Thursday. Two years earlier, Roosevelt had used a presidential proclamation to try to achieve this change, reasoning that earlier celebration of the holiday would give the country an economic boost.

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