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Thanksgiving Proclamation

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

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 THANSGIVING and PRAYER, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:” – George Washington (Thanksgiving Proclamation 1789)

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  1. Tina Richardson permalink
    Thursday, November 27, 2008 9:34 am

    Our founding fathers really knew what they were talking about. Our current leadership could stand to remember these principles upon which this country was based.

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