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Happy Thanksgiving!
« on: November 24, 2021, 07:19:41 PM »

On the eve of this Thanksgiving, let's all take a moment to reflect on the blessings we have both as individuals and as a Nation.  It's easy to listen to all the "noise", when we should be focusing on the music.

These United States, together, is still the greatest nation in the world.  If we look around, we can see folks waking up to that fact.  People do care about their Liberty and their numbers are growing.

Please be safe tomorrow and enjoy time with family and friends.  If you are working, may your tasks be light.

I'll leave you with George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation.  It's worth reflecting on, as the first President was grateful for the Almighty's care of the American people.

Thanksgiving Proclamation, 3 October 1789

By the President of the United States of America. a Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor—and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me "to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness."

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be—That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks—for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation—for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war—for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed—for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted—for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

and also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions—to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually—to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed—to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord—To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us—and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New-York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

Go: Washington

I wish you a peaceful Thanksgiving tomorrow.

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Offline Jerry Hall

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving!
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2021, 10:59:02 PM »
Thank you Brother! May he bless and keep us all, until then...
Here's wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving. ^:)^

Jerry  :yeahthat:
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving!
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2021, 11:03:59 PM »
A happy Thanksgiving to all.

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving!
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2021, 11:14:32 PM »
Happy Thanksgiving to all and God bless America!
Honoring the memory of Adonijah Taylor (1730-1810) my Grandfather seven generations back, Deerfield MA Militiaman and Patriot, who answered the alarm on April 19, 1775 and along with his six sons served in the War of the Revolution.

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving!
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2021, 01:06:49 AM »
Happy Thanksgiving to all   

Be Thankful for Liberty!

Blood was spilled that we may have it.

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving!
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2021, 11:59:15 AM »
Happy Thanksgiving!
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving!
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2021, 12:04:18 PM »
 Happy Thanksgiving everyone. 🦃

  Have a great day.....Enjoy! :beer:
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving!
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2021, 12:17:18 PM »
Happy Thanksgiving!

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving!
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2021, 01:21:43 PM »
Happy Thanksgiving, know very much what you are about. :F
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving!
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2021, 02:45:26 PM »
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

Happy Thanksgiving to all!
When tyranny becomes law, rebellion becomes duty. ~ Thomas Jefferson

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving!
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2021, 11:07:21 PM »
Amen!  With much to the worried about and much more to be thankful for, Happy Thanksgiving to all !