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Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation: America’s First Federal Thanksgiving

On October 3rd, 1789, following a resolution of Congress, President George Washington proclaimed Thursday the 26th of November 1789 a day of “public thanksgiving and prayer” devoted 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.” Reflecting American [...]

By | 2018-02-19T15:24:01+00:00 October 3rd, 1789|America's Christian Heritage, America's Founding|0 Comments

The Declaration of Independence Approved by Congress as 56 Courageous Signers “Pledge… Our Lives, Our Fortunes, and Our Sacred Honor.”

On July 4th, 1776, US Congress approved the Declaration of Independence from England and declares the God-given unalienable rights of the American people to pursue happiness, not to be the property of a government to be mistreated.   When the First Continental Congress adjourned in October of 1774, the delegates agreed to meet again in Philadelphia on [...]

By | 2018-01-22T22:21:34+00:00 July 4th, 1776|America's Founding, Freedom / Tyranny|0 Comments