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Thanksgiving 2013

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Today as a nation we will celebrate Thanksgiving officially for the 150th time. Up until 1863 Thanksgiving had been celebrated in some states, but not others, and on different days. Thanks primarily to the efforts of Sarah Josepha Hale, President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation on October 3, 1863 declaring the last Thursday of November should be henceforward set aside as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise.

And so, today, across this country, family and friends will gather and feast and give thanks. I know in my house we will be remembering the legacy of Abraham Lincoln, and as we count our blessings we will also be giving thanks for Honest Abe and the things he did that shaped our country.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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  1. You even have a picture of Dale with President Lincoln! Happy Thanksgiving, dear friend. Enjoy your day with family and friends. This day is one of the best days of the year!!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving Carole!! Beautiful day and much love to you and your family as you enjoy every good thing that you’ve been blessed with.

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