Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!

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You can find all of the United States' Thanksgiving Proclamations here.

My personal favorite is President Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Day proclamation in 1863:

1863 Thanksgiving Day Proclamation

President Abraham Lincoln

The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. … We are prone to forget (that) they are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.

It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people …. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, … fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it, as soon as may be consistent with the divine purpose, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity, and union.

We are all truly blessed; let us never forget by whom.

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zimzo said:

Yes we were blessed by Abraham Lincoln. I completely agree. See, we don't disagree about everything.

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