Happy Thanksgiving 2009 from Scared Monkeys … Remember to Give Thanks

 

Scared Monkeys wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and reminds all today while you are with family and friends and enjoying your Thanksgiving meal to remember to give thanks. It is even more important to give thanks in trying and difficult times.

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The following Thanksgiving proclamation comes from George Washington and was wrote in 1789.

Two things are self evident from Washington’s proclamation. One, no one writes like this any more and it is sad that we do not have any Statesmen that can. Two, so much for separation of Church and State. Our Founding Fathers had no problem thanking Almighty God for the blessings that were bestowed upon them. In fact, they felt it necessary to do so. Please remember what America had just been through and George Washington felt it necessary to give thanks to God for the birth of a new nation.

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey George_washingtonHis 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 and 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 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 enable 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 has been pleased to confer upon us. Thanksgiving2008

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 to us), and to bless them with good governments, 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 3d day of October, A.D. 1789.)

A Happy Thanksgiving to all …

UPDATE I: From Michelle Malkin, some Thanksgiving hello’s and Thanksgiving shout-outs from our troops in Iraq to their families. Let there be no mistake, to our military … Thank you!

Posted November 26, 2009 by
Holidays, Personal | 7 comments


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  • Comments

    7 Responses to “Happy Thanksgiving 2009 from Scared Monkeys … Remember to Give Thanks”

    1. Carpe on November 26th, 2009 8:44 am

      Happy Thanksgiving 2009, Monkeys!

    2. St Stephen on November 26th, 2009 8:56 am

      To one and all, a Happy Thanksgiving.

      We are thankful for the opportunities that exist in this great country of ours. USA, still the best…

    3. Valhall on November 26th, 2009 8:57 am

      I just wanted to say HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all here!

    4. Susan on November 26th, 2009 9:25 am

      Happy Thanksgiving to all!! May we celebrate the true meaning of Thanksgiving and give thanks for all the many blessings we hold so close to hearts (but so often take for granted), i.e., our families, our FREEDOMS, our GREAT NATION, and the list goes on and on…

    5. NewGirlBoston on November 26th, 2009 9:30 am

      Happy Thanksgiving to All who make SM possible—and a Happy T-Day to all loyal Monkeys! (even the pain in the butt ones—Happy T-Day to your liberal bleeding hearts as well..he heh)

      #2— @ your second sentence…so very true! Hope you enjoy the day with your family & friends. I am glad you are now a permanent blogger here. =)

      ……K….Time to go check on the bird! ******

    6. BooMonkey on November 26th, 2009 1:25 pm

      I’m very thankful for friends and family. I’m thankful for my job and my dog. It’s been a rough year for me, but God has blessed me and I’m determined to pass it on.

    7. 56% of Americans Say that Thanksgiving is One of the Most Important Holiday | Scared Monkeys on November 26th, 2009 5:34 pm

      [...] A recent Rasmussen poll stated that 56% of Americans believe that Thanksgiving is one of the nation’s most important holidays. Most likely because it brings families together and reminds each of us to remember what we are thankful for and who to give thanks to. [...]

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