WOODROW WILSON: THANKSGIVING 1918

Complete victory has brought us, not peace alone, but the confident promise of a new day as well in which justice shall replace force and jealous intrigue among the nations.   This Thanksgiving we’ve selected President Woodrow Wilson’s proclamation of 1918 to prompt thinking about our own time. As the world continues to deal with […]

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: THANKSGIVING 1863

The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies.   In the very heart of the U.S. Civil War, on October 3, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the following proclamation to celebrate a day of national thanksgiving on the last Thursday of November. Nearly a […]

HARRY TRUMAN: THANKSGIVING 1945

In unity we found our first weapon, for without it, both here and abroad, we were doomed. On November 12, 1945, President Harry S. Truman issued the following proclamation to celebrate America’s first Thanksgiving since victory in World War II. We offer this as our Thanksgiving message to you, our readers and listeners, for a […]