Turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes, cranberries and pumpkin pie - the traditional dinner menu of millions celebrating Thanksgiving Day, this uniquely American holiday set aside to give thanks to God for His providential guidance and bountiful love. For family and friends and all we hold dear; for our Nation, with its many natural resources ; rivers and forests, mountains and prairies. Crops and grain, the fruited plain. And the generous spirit of its people, always willing to lend a helping hand, to persevere when the challenge seems hard and press ahead.For freedom to choose a better way - righteous and good. To worship God; not to exclude our faith from the market place, government buildings or schools, but to include it in our private and public life - to lift our gaze toward the Heavenly Creator and give thanks.
Note: The First National Thanksgiving Proclamation 1777
Continental Congress http://www.crisismagazine.com/2015/first-national-thanksgiving-proclamation-1777