I gotta secret
November 13, 2010 § 1 Comment
Soon it will be Thanksgiving and what is so special about Thanksgiving? Well, it is an AMERICAN Holiday..truly 100% American. It originated in America, we think the first one happened around 1621 when Pilgrims and Native Americans gathered together to celebrate a successful harvest.
However, the very first national day of Thanksgiving was held in 1789, when President George Washington proclaimed Thursday, November 26 to be “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer,” to give thanks for the opportunity to form a new nation and the establishment of a new constitution.
And as President Lincoln so eloquently proclaimed in 1863, “It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one 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 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.”
I will now tell you the best part about Thanksgiving, but you must promise not to tell anybody. Ok. Ready? First a question: Thanksgiving is a holiday where we extend thanks and prayers…, but to who? …hmmmm, who could that be? We are thanking GOD….yes GOD! There I said it. Can we still honor and thank God in the United States without offending anyone? We need to keep that a secret however, because once it gets out, we won’t be able to celebrate it or have the day off from work anymore.