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-Happy Thanksgiving!

by Dr. D ~ November 26th, 2009

"The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth"...

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Thanksgiving is a uniquely American celebration that began nearly four centuries ago with a deeply religious people, the Pilgrims, giving thanks to God for preserving them though a very hard year and bringing them their first bountiful harvest which they gratefully shared with their indigenous neighbors.

It was our first President George Washington who proclaimed that our first official national day of public thanksgiving should be dedicated by observing and:

"…by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God."

In recent years the ‘politically correct’/secular crowd has rewritten the history of the first Thanksgiving to place an emphasis upon the hand that the indigenous American Indians played in helping the original Pilgrim community to survive. In the process they have redirected the emphasis on thanks towards the neighbors and away from the providence of Almighty God.

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