The President said…

“…It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American people.

I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.

And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington, this third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the independence of the United States the eighty-eighth.”

A. Lincoln

Remember why we celebrate.
Happy Thanksgiving.

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Comments

  1. Judy Martorelli says:

    That is one great post. We should never forget the words of our former Presidents. They were very wise words. Bless you for sharing with us.

  2. Edge of Design says:

    This is an excellent post and I will be showing it to my daughter. She needs to know.

  3. As I reflect on the many reasons I have for being thankful, I am definitely moved to give God thanks and praise for your light and life. May God’s richest blessings continue flow through you to enlighten and enrich the lives of others.Love in the Lord,Bill Williams

  4. Wonderful post!!!

  5. Hope you had a great day Sue. Blessings,Linda

  6. Pastor Ron says:

    President Lincoln certainly wrote some powerful words, which would, no doubt, be considered politically incorrect in today's society.I like the idea of both your site and ministry; thanks for sharing your heart with the rest of us.People should come together for fellowship and praise, because it's a good thing to offer thanksgiving to God.You're welcome to visit my little slice of the net, too.