Thanksgiving Wins: #Ferguson Anarchists Plan To Disrupt Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade In NYC, Epic Fail Ensues

Nickarama Weasel Zippers 11/27/2014

…Anarchists plotted on Wednesday to disrupt the Thanksgiving Day Parade — feeling emboldened after cops allowed them to run free on major roadways like the FDR Drive and the West Side Highway, The Post has learned.

“The police aren’t going to arrest us and they are not going to shoot us,” […]

Thanksgiving, Hanukkah overlap in unprecedented calendar oddity

Jeffrey Weiss Dallas Morning News 25 November 2013

The annual December dilemma — Hanukkah vs. Christmas — has become the November befuddlement for many American Jewish families this year: What’s Thanksgiving doing in Hanukkah?

It’s never happened before since Thanksgiving was set as the fourth Thursday in November. If you feast after sundown Thursday, your […]

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, […]

Why Isn’t Sandy Obama’s Katrina?

Bethany Mandel Commentary Magazine 11/14/2012

The pictures from New Orleans after Katrina were iconic. Stories breathlessly filed from the Superdome warned of rampant crimes, inadequate access to basic sanitation, even babies getting raped (which was later proven to be a rumor). CNN’s Anderson Cooper berated Senator Mary Landrieu on air about the government’s response to […]

Thanksgiving Day 1864 by the President of the United States of America: a Proclamation

The Founder’s Blog 11/21/2011

President Abraham Lincoln issued several Thanksgiving proclamations but most were for victories in battle. This is the only Thanksgiving Day Proclamation he issued before his death.

…I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, do hereby appoint and set apart the last Thursday in November next as a day which […]

George Washington Proclaims America’s First Thanksgiving As A Nation!

The Founder’s Blog 11/17/2011

This historic proclamation was issued by George Washington during his first year as President. It sets aside Thursday, November 26 as “A Day of Publick Thanksgiving and Prayer.”

Signed by Washington on October 3, 1789 and entitled “General Thanksgiving,” the decree appointed the day “to be observed by acknowledging with grateful […]