“That all the People may with united Hearts on that Day express a just Sense of His unmerited Favors:
–Particularly in that it hath pleased Him, by His over ruling Providence to support us in a just and necessary War for the Defense of our Rights and Liberties;
…by defeating the Councils and evil Designs of our Enemies, and giving us Victory over their Troops
–and by the Continuance of that Union among these States, which by his Blessing, will be their future Strength & Glory.
” Samuel Adams on behalf of the Continental Congress, November 3, 1778, calling for a day of Thanksgiving during
the Revolutionary War of the future “United States of America”
One of Samuel Adams many Thanksgiving proclamations. 1778 was a really bad time for our fledgling country – they still found reason to give thanks.
Rather than just making a list, I’ve put together some photos. Most of the folks that read this blog are probably in one or two of them.
It’s a short .ppt presentation.
I hope everyone had as happy a day as I had today. It was perfect.