2017 Thanksgiving wishes to our readers

The First Thanksgiving by Jennie Augusta Brownscombe

We pause today to reflect 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 3 October 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 President Washington’s Proclamation  in its entirety hereWe recommend this inspiring message for reading aloud at your dining table today. It’s a gift your friends and family will long remember.


2 Responses to 2017 Thanksgiving wishes to our readers

  1. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    Best wishes to Seeing Red AZ on this day of Thanksgiving. I’m grateful to find the latest post in my inbox each morning!
    Also, happy Thanksgiving to all who join up here.

  2. Ellsworth says:

    When SRAZ posted this proclamation previously, I printed it out and our family and friends took turns reading aloud before our plates were filled. Everyone was happy to participate.It was a great experience for the kids, also. For the past couple of years it has become part of our Thanksgiving Day ritual.