George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

“Americans don’t know it and children aren’t taught it, but George Washington is responsible for our Thanksgiving holiday. It was our first president, not the Pilgrims and not Abraham Lincoln, who led the charge to make this day of thanks a truly national event.” On October 3, 1789, George Washington issued his Thanksgiving proclamation, designating for “the People of the United States a day of public thanks-giving” to be held on “Thursday the 26th day of November,” 1789, marking the first national celebration of a holiday that has become commonplace in today’s households.
Thanksgiving Proclamation: >click to read< 20:20

2 Responses to George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

  1. Ec Newell Man says:

    God Bless you Bore Head and Carol on this Thanksgiving…

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