The Original Thanksgiving Proclamation That Was Given To Us By George Washington

George Washington knew the value of a thanksgiving day long before becoming our first president.
During the Revolutionary War, he would order special thanksgiving services for his troops after successful battles, as well as publicly endorse efforts by the Continental Congress to proclaim days of thanks, usually in recognition of military victories and alliances.

Thanksgiving

Most will not have a true understanding of the Thanksgiving holiday, or what they are thankful for except that it is a day off from work. This small band of believers knew they were going to face hardships. But they knew they would also be able to live and to worship God according to the dictates of their own consciences.