Thanksgiving Proclamations

President George Washington issued the first national Thanksgiving Day proclamation under the Constitution

William D. Bailey The Founders Blog 11/22/2012

General Thanksgiving By the President of the United States of America, A Proclamation City of New York, October 3, 1789

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, […]

A Lost Thanksgiving Lesson

John Stossel Real Clear Politics 11/24/2010

Had today’s political class been in power in 1623, tomorrow’s holiday would have been called “Starvation Day” instead of Thanksgiving. Of course, most of us wouldn’t be alive to celebrate it.

Every year around this time, schoolchildren are taught about that wonderful day when Pilgrims and Native Americans shared […]