2014 Thanksgiving message to our readers

 The First Thanksgiving by Jennie Brownscombe 


The First Thanksgiving by Jennie Augusta Brownscombe

We take a moment to reflect today on the many blessings we enjoy as citizens of this great land, and wish the abundant bounties of this uniquely American holiday to each and every one of our readers.

Do yourself a favor and read this inspiring Thanksgiving Proclamation issued in 1789 by President George Washington. The first paragraph references God a total of five times:

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; 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 public thanksgiving 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:”

Read it in its entirety here. We recommend this inspiring proclamation for reading aloud at your dining table today. It’s a gift your friends and family will long remember. 

3 Responses to 2014 Thanksgiving message to our readers

  1. Army Of One says:

    Can anyone reading this imagine the current President being so mindful of God and asking for his blessings in the manner of our first president? George Washington was a heroic military leader, but he still understood who provided him with his abilities.

    Thank you for this, SRAZ.

  2. Jack says:

    The current Prez,clearly not into worshipping anyone other than himself, might invoke Allah — after coming in from a grueling day of golf with this celeb pals.

  3. Marianne says:

    You’ll like THIS:
    My father-in-law suprised over a dozen of us by reading President Washington’s proclamation at our Thanksgiving gathering this afternoon. He received a spontaneous standing ovation and applause! I asked him where he got the idea, and he said he “read it on a local blog.” Of course, my husband and I knew exactly which one he was referring to, tho we didn’t even knew he read it.
    Just when it seems nothing can surprise, along comes a BIG one!!!!