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The United States gives thanks to God


Last updated 11/27/2008 at Noon

Thanksgiving is a religious holiday, as annual presidential proclamations attest (

From the Continental Congress of 1782:

“…It being the indispensable duty of all Nations, not only to offer up their supplications to Almighty God, the giver of all good, for his gracious assistance in a time of distress, but also in a solemn and public manner to give him praise for his goodness in general…do hereby recommend to the inhabitants of these States in general, to observe… Thursday the twenty-eighth day of November next, as a day of solemn Thanksgiving to...

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