A Proclamation Signed in Script Type by George WashingtonAppearing in The Massachusetts Centinel of October 14, 1789
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 hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God.'
While there were Thanksgiving observances in America both before and after Washington's proclamation, this represents the first to be so designated by the new national government. "
-taken from earlyamerica.com
What a day to thank the Lord for His many "favors" to us. We have so many things to be grateful for. That was the theme of our table this year..."Grateful".
We were so happy to have a table to gather around with special friends and dear family. This year we enjoyed the company of the Shauan Family, Nana (Todd's Mom) and Uncle Brad (Todd's youngest brother). It was a sweet time of conversation, yummy foods and a bit of laughter.
Every year, prior to this, we have had outreach with our students and staff. This has included feeding the homeless, delivering meals to those unable to leave home and delivering whole meals to families in our community. We then would gather, all of us together, for our own Thanksgiving meal.
1. the relationship I have with the Lord
2. my precious family
3. my amazing friends, both near and far
4. the job I get to have with YWAM
5. my dinner club nights
6. the home that the Lord has blessed me with
7. that I get to celebrate Christmas in Minnesota
8. my computer
10. House, CSI Miami, Law and Order
Happy Thanksgiving !!!