With Gratitude and Thanksgiving

With Gratitude and Thanksgiving

By Mark Alexander · Nov. 25, 2015

“I do recommend and assign Thursday … next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be.” —George Washington, 1789

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In 1789, after adopting the Bill of Rights to our Constitution, among the first official acts of Congress was approving a motion for proclamation of a national day of thanksgiving, recommending that citizens gather together and give thanks to God for their new nation’s blessings.

Patriots, please join me in welcoming this Thanksgiving with a pause to step back and reflect upon how blessed we really are — blessed far beyond any measure of what we deserve. In the enduring struggle to sustain Liberty…

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