"It is therefore recommended... to set apart Thursday the eighteenth day of December next, for solemn thanksgiving and praise, that with one heart and one voice the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts and consecrate themselves to the service of their divine benefactor..."

SAMUEL ADAMS, Father of the American Revolution, November 1,1777 (adopted by the 13 states as the first official Thanksgiving Proclamation)

 

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy


 

 

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