Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone



In his Thanksgiving proclamation in 1863, Lincoln detailed the purpose of the holiday.

"The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. ... I do therefore invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens."

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