Thanksgiving – Proclamation 2014

Posted by Liz on November 27, 2014 in Fall, History, Holiday, National, November |

Presidential Proclamation — Thanksgiving Day, 2014 THANKSGIVING DAY, 2014 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Thanksgiving Day invites us to reflect on the blessings we enjoy and the freedoms we cherish.  As we gather with family and friends to take part in this […]

Thanksgiving – The Pilgrims

Posted by Liz on November 27, 2014 in Faith, Fall, History, Holiday, National, November |

Harvest festival observed by the Pilgrims at Plymouth   The First Thanksgiving 1621, oil on canvas by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1899). The painting shows common misconceptions about the event that persist to modern times: Pilgrims did not wear such outfits, and the Wampanoag are dressed in the style of Native Americans from the Great […]

Thanksgiving – Washington’s Proclamation

Posted by Liz on November 27, 2014 in Fall, History, Holiday, National, November |

Thanksgiving Proclamation [New York, 3 October 1789] By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor– and whereas both Houses […]

Thanksgiving – Lincoln’s Proclamation

Posted by Liz on November 27, 2014 in Fall, History, Holiday, National, November |

Proclamation of Thanksgiving [1] October 20, 1864 By the President of the United States of America: A Proclamation. It has pleased Almighty God to prolong our national life another year, defending us with his guardian care against unfriendly designs from abroad, and vouchsafing to us in His mercy many and signal victories over the enemy, […]

Veterans Day

Posted by Liz on November 2, 2014 in Holiday, Interest, November, World |

Veterans Day In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because […]

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