Category Archives: Thanksgiving

Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

President Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation: The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget … Continue reading

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There’d Be No Thanksgiving Without the Profit Motive

-By Lawrence W. Reed “The worst crime against working people,” so said Samuel Gompers, “is a company which fails to operate at a profit.” Gompers, of course, is known by the history books as the father of the labor union … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Message from Congressman Walsh‏

(Ed. Sorry I was a bit late with this one.) From the office of Rep. Joe Walsh (R, Illinois 8th District)… As we gather tomorrow with our loved ones to celebrate a national day of Thanksgiving, I am reminded of … Continue reading

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Video Spotlight: Rep. Dold’s Thanksgiving Message

WASHINGTON, DC –U.S. Congressman Robert J. Dold (IL-10) released his Thanksgiving message via video today:

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A Day of Thanksgiving in the New World

-By John F. Di Leo On October 3, 1789, President George Washington issued a proclamation declaring Thursday, November 26 of that year as a national day of Thanksgiving and prayer. Various states continued to hold their own Thanksgiving celebrations on … Continue reading

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