Posted by Godefroi on November 26, 2008
I won’t be posting tomorrow…most likely not again until next week. Technically, this isn’t even my post – I’m excerpting and linking Always On Watch. (H/T!)
Abraham Lincoln was our first President to make Thanksgiving Day a national holiday. He probably set the observance in late November so as to correlate the holiday with the date of the Mayflower‘s anchoring (November 21, 1620, by the modern Gregorian calendar but November 11, 1620, by the Julian calendar used by the Pilgrims).
Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation reads as follows:
OK – you’ll have to go to AOW to read the rest (please do!).
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.