Letter: Thanks for deeds of many
Published 11/26/2013, INFORUM
In 1789, President George Washington issued a proclamation declaring Nov. 26 a day of “sincere and humble thanks.” In 1863, with the Civil War raging, President Abraham Lincoln issued a presidential proclamation setting aside the last Thursday of November “as a day of Thanksgiving,” making the celebration a national holiday.Word count: 526
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