Thanksgiving: Not Just A “Turkey Day”

Stephen Nielsen

I have noticed how many have been calling this day a “turkey day.”  I wish we could get away from that. Thanksgiving is to be a day to give thanksgiving to God. Though we are thankful to many people, ultimately, it all comes from God. In George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, notice how he gives thanksgiving to Almighty God, and also to the great and glorious Being, and to the Lord and Ruler of Nations.

Thanksgiving Proclamation, 3 October 1789

By the President of the United States of America. a Proclamation.

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…

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I'm an author, a self publisher, and a painting contractor. I live in beautiful Minnesota, USA . Welcome to my blog site.
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