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.”
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 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.”
“Let us keep this Thanksgiving Day sacred, thanking God for the bounty and goodness of our nation. As a measure of our gratitude, let us rededicate ourselves to the preservation of the land of the free and the home of the brave.”
Ronald Reagan, Thanksgiving Day, 1985
Pray for God’s protection over the men and women serving in our Armed Forces, standing the lonely guard, in rough and faraway places, so that we can freely thank God for His many blessings.
So, on this Thanksgiving Day, pray for the protection of our Nation and that Almighty God will guide us as we meet the challenges ahead.
God bless you and your loved ones. God bless America.
Richard Thompson, Esq.
Thomas More Law Center
President and Chief Counsel