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Give Thanks That This Holiday Comes Annually


We all know what Thursday is: It’s the holiday that has been a holiday since 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November to be a day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.”

If this was a blog about history, I could go on about how the original Thanksgiving was not that late in the year, but more likely in September or October, and we’re not observing the holiday correctly.

But instead, I’ll write about how I recently overheard someone say they weren’t sure they were “going to have Thanksgiving this year.”

There’s just one problem: Thanksgiving comes every year without fail. It always comes on the fourth Thursday of November, just as it has since 1942 after President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed a joint resolution of Congress fixing the date.

Maybe that person wasn’t going to celebrate Thanksgiving, or she wasn’t going to host a Thanksgiving celebration. But she didn’t say that.

Just like every annual holiday, you can’t not have it.

Until next time! Use the right words!

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November 24, 2015 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , ,

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