25.11.10

Thanksgiving by the Presidents

Sure, the first official Thanksgivings in America were to give thanks for safe passage from England, good land to live on, and a fruitful harvest.  NOT for football, overeating, and sales.  But how did we come to celebrate the fourth Thursday of November as a day of Thanks and Praise?  By proclamation of the President and a bit of legislation to boot.  Check it out here.  (In the legislation, notice the other dates that are set forth as national holidays.)

5 comments:

  1. ' good land to live on, and a fruitful harvest. '

    I think they knew what they were talking about, -then- but just like all other countries, the rot creeps in ,the football, overeating and crime, pity, but all in all I think your Thanksgiving is such a wonderful idea and overall a worthy cause.

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  2. Yes, it's a time to be truly grateful for the things and people that we sometimes take for granted. And I'm truly grateful to live in this land.

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  3. Oh yes, I'm grateful, too....but I'll bet the turkeys aren't.

    Hey, GW, have a truly fun filled day :)

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  4. Hope you've had a wonderful day.

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