If you are looking forward to the shopping just as much as the food and football we, as marketers, appreciate that and we hope all of your bargain hunting goals are met.
We thought that it might be interesting to share Abraham Lincoln’s presidential proclamation from 1863 that turned the traditional holiday celebration into a national holiday in the US.
This proclamation came at the height of the Civil War and uses language you are not likely to hear from politicians these days.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. God bless you and yours.
October 3, 1863
By the President of the United States
The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God.
In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign states to invite and provoke their aggressions, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere, except in the theater of military conflict; while that theater has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.