Transcript of President George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation from 1789
“Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor—and Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their Joint Committee requested me "to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.
“Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States 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—That we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks—for His kind care and protection of the People of this country previous to their becoming a Nation—for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of His providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war—for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed—for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and =>
<= particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which HE hath been pleased to confer upon us.
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech HIM to pardon our national and other transgressions — to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually — to render our national government a blessing to all the People, by constantly being a government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed -- to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shown kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord — To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue and the increase of science among them and Us—and generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as HE alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.
Go. Washington, October 3, 1789
Note: Highlighted by Annette
In the old days the Democrats honored God ... even President Roosevelt; his Thanksgiving proclamation from 1939 follows:
Thanksgiving Was Celebrated Before President Washington’s Official 1789 Proclamation
11-24-22, * -- Happy Thanksgiving 2022 America! Did you know that God was honored and thanked before the current USA federal holiday we now celebrate? On September 28, 1789 the first Federal Congress passed a resolution asking that President Washington to recommend to the nation a day of thanksgiving. On October 3, 1789 President Washington issued a proclamation naming Thursday, November 26, 1789 as a "Day of Publick Thanksgiving" [transcript above]. Five previous ones follow:
Before the Pilgrims celebrated Thanksgiving in Massachusetts, a gathering meant for giving thanks to God took place in colonial Virginia.
English Captain John Woodlief and a crew of 35 men sailed down the James River on Dec. 4, 1619 and landed at what became Berkeley Plantation and celebrated the occasion he said:
“We ordain that the day of our ship’s arrival, at the place assigned for plantation, in the land of Virginia shall be yearly and perpetually kept holy as a day of thanksgiving to Almighty God.”
 Transcript from 1789 here
*Excerpted and adapted full original report by Michael Gryboski, Christian Post more here
Democrat Leaders Removed God From 2008 & 2012 DNC Platform
Sadly the modern day Democrats want to remove God from our nation. And in 2008 they removed any mention of God from their party platform.  And in 2012 they did it again and then added it back ... but the awful crowd booed when it was announced.
See video here: www.bustle.com/articles/172013-did-democrats-really-boo-god-at-the-dnc-convention-in-2012-controversy-surrounded-this-platform-plank
Following is Joe Biden's 2022 Thanksgiving Proclamation - surprisingly he mentions God among others:
11-23-22, Gary Varvel -- America needs to give thanks to our Creator, the only one true God. All of our problems that divide us as a nation could be resolved if we all sought the God of the Bible. God made people to worship.
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD…”
... “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
Psalm 33:12, 118:1
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, Philippians 4:7
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
"Marvel not that I said you must be born again!'
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