Happy Thanksgiving! President Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1863 Called the Nation to Give Thanks to God

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Giving thanks to God is part of the very fabric of our nation, even since before we were a nation. The first settlers who came to America came looking for religious freedom, and they did not forget to thank God for His blessings even in the midst of difficult circumstances. May we have that same spirit and fortitude.

Here is a video that shares the words of President Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation in 1863 – right in the middle of the Civil War. Lincoln’s words reflect the kind of spirit that built and preserved this nation. That faith and reliance on God exhibited by Lincoln, and by so many through the history of our nation, may be in the minority today, but it is still alive and will hopefully flourish once again. I hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

h/t to BB  -  Freedom’s Lighthouse

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