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Happy Thanksgiving!!

I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving Day. I hope we can focus on being thankful for our families and the opportunities we have in this great nation. Below is the final paragraph from Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Day proclamation. I think it is fitting since today we also have some civil unrest, though very different. I am confident we can continue to push forward and prosper together if we trust in God, Love one another, and remain thankful for the things we have.

“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 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.”
-Abraham Lincoln

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