THE FIRST SPIRITUAL TEMPLE of SAN FRANCISCO

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    Thanksgiving Remembrance - A Little History

October 3, 1789, President George Washington proclaimed and created the first Thanksgiving Day of the United States of America.  This was to give thanks for the conclusion of the revolution and the adoption of the Constitution.

Congress makes it official - the U.S. Congress in 1941 passed a bill requiring that Thanksgiving be observed annually on the fourth Thursday of November, which was sometimes the last Thursday and sometimes (less frequently) the next to last.  On December 26 of that year President Roosevelt signed the bill, for the first time making the date of Thanksgiving a matter of federal law.  See 55 Stat. 862 (1941).

Why are we observing Thanksgiving in 2017?  Is it to have a holiday to get together with family and friends?  Is it a day that we do not have to go to work? Or is "black Friday" the highlight of your weekend for shopping?

Thanksgiving should be practiced every day because we have so much to be thankful for.  Many around the world do not have a roof over their heads, no warm bed, no clean water, no food.  We have so many blessings let us show Gratitude, appreciation, thanksgiving, for all the many blessings we enjoy.  Let us do this daily and not just one day out of the year. 

Thanksgiving Day should be every day.


Blessings,
Rev. Elsie Ann Soria, NST

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