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The United States gives thanks to God

Thanksgiving is a religious holiday, as annual presidential proclamations attest (www.pilgrimhall.org/thanxproc.htm).

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 God for all his mercies: and they do further recommend to all ranks, to testify to their gratitude to God for his goodness, by a cheerful obedience of his laws, and by promoting, each in his station, and by his influence, the practice of true and undefiled religion, which is the great foundation of public prosperity and national happiness.”

“Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, do hereby appoint and set apart the last Thursday in November next as a day which I desire to be observed by all my fellow-citizens, wherever they may then be, as a day of thanksgiving and praise to Almighty God, the beneficent Creator and Ruler of the Universe…done at the city of Washington, this 20th day of October, AD 1864, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty-ninth.”

Thanksgiving is the proof that the United States is a Judeo-Christian nation.

Margot Holman

 

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