Thanksgiving Proclamation (John F. Kennedy)
Published on November 21, 2012 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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October 1961:
More than three centuries ago, the Pilgrims, after a year of hardship and peril, humbly and reverently set aside a special day upon which to give thanks to God for their preservation and for the good harvest from the virgin soil upon which they had labored. Grave and unknown dangers remained. Yet by their faith and by their toil they had survived the rigors of the harsh New England winter. Hence they paused in their labors to give thanks for the blessings that had been bestowed upon them by Divine Providence.

President John F. Kennedy, 1961

Read the full text at the American Presidency Project


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