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Thanksgiving with the Continental Army, 1777

Abraham Lincoln usually gets the credit for establishing Thanksgiving as a national holiday in 1863.  He deserves much of it for making it an annual event.  But, Lincoln was harkening back to an earlier practice of giving thanks amidst the … Continue reading

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Emerging Revolutionary War Wishes You a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving Holiday

As president of the United States, George Washington wrote the following Thanksgiving Proclamation that was published and designated Thursday, November 26, 1789, as a national day of thanks. Although the official holiday came later when the sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln … Continue reading

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