"It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence ofAlmighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits,and humbly to implore his protection and favors." ~ George Washington, Thanksgiving Proclamation, 3 October 1789Today I am thankful for a loving and faithful wife who always always does her best to be all that God created her to be. Good and tender-hearted kids who are better than anyone else's and certainly better than I deserve. A vocation and calling that enables me to care for my family and to serve my country. The blessing of being a citizen of the most prosperous, benevolent and decent nation in the history of mankind. Thank you, Lord, for these and all my many blessings.
"There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American." ~ O. Henry
"And I do recommend that together with our thanksgiving, humble prayer may be offered to God, that we may be enabled, by the subsequent obedienceof our hearts and manners, to testify the sincerity of our profession of gratitude, in the sight of God and man; and thus be prepared for the reception of future blessings ... that the whole people may continue to be safe and happy in the constitutional enjoyment of their rights, liberties and privileges ..." ~ Samuel Adams, October 14, 1795, as Governor of the State of Massachusetts, in a Proclamation for a Day of Public Thanksgiving and Praise.And finally from American poet and author, Joseph Auslander:
"Dear Lord; we beg but one boon more: Peace in the hearts of all men living, peace in the whole world this Thanksgiving."Amen and amen!
Retired from the US Air Force after more than 20 years of service. Now working as a contractor for various government agencies.