Today I give thanks to God for the blessings of good family and friends, a good job to provide for my family, and the freedom and liberty protected in our wonderful United States of America.
Spending the last week in Washington, D.C. provided some great perspective and interesting experiences on why this is truly the greatest nation in the world. I am also very thankful that our democracy works, and that the people have spoken in support of our President George W. Bush. Many disagree, but they are a very vocal minority. The election this year had a record turnout, so I think the results truly indicate the voice of the people.
For a history of thanksgiving, take a look at Bill Petro's articles:
- History of Thanksgiving
- First Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1676
- George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1789
- Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1863
Happy Thanksgiving, and may God continue to bless America!
See also: General