Our Nation’s first Thanksgiving occurred on November 26, 1789 as a result of President George Washington’s Proclamation which began, “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 implore His protection and favor.” (Click here to read the complete original Proclamation.) This year, many Americans despair over the deep divisions within our Nation and the draconian government restrictions placed on our ability to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends. We’ve been there before and survived. Stronger than ever. The Spanish Flu in the midst World War I infected one-third of the world’s population and killed an estimated 675,000 Americans. Have faith! “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 “Let.