Thanking God & Abraham Lincoln—Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Prayer–Norman Rockwell, Saturday Evening Post

Four Themes Flow Together At one of the most remarkable points in American history–the evening when Abraham Lincoln for the last time proclaimed a national holiday for Thanksgiving.

It was 11 April, 1865 two days after the Civil War ended with Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, four days before the President was murdered.

Our national Thanksgiving Day is a good time to remember the President who had more to do with the institution of Thanksgiving and the actual practice of thanking God than any other and to recall his last public speech.

Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving–Of Puritans, Prayer & The Capitol Dome

Related: My First Thankful Thanksgiving by Robyn of Berkeley—Catholic Online

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