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Happy Thanksgiving from the TBBQF!

Postby Gator » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:07 am

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to wish you and your family a safe and happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are able to spend it with close friends and family. For those who are unable (especially the troops) to be with your family, I wish you special blessings during this time. Thanks for your service.

I found this article the other day and want to share it with 'yall. Does anyone know WHY we celebrate Thanksgiving? In this fast paced world sometimes things get a little turned. Some schools are teaching that it was to "Thank the Indians for saving our first colony" – Which is COMPLETELY WRONG (although I’m sure the colony was thankful).

George Washington declared the first Thanksgiving in October 1789 - I will let you read his proclamation and take the words to heart: :scratch:

By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.
Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor-- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be-- That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks--for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation--for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war--for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed--for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted--for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions-- to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually--to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed--to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord--To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us--and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

Go: Washington

HAPPY THANKSGIVING from the Texas BBQ Forum.
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Postby TX Sandman » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:23 am

Amen, brother! Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!

As an aside, I purchased the Charlie Brown holiday specials on DVD several years ago and watch those with the family during the holidays. It really helps bring home the reasons we celebrate.
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Postby bowhnter » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:36 am

Amen.

A happy and safe Thanksgiving to you all and as well as the military men and women and their families.
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Postby Papa Tom » Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:06 am

And a very Happy Thanksgiving to all y'all from the Papa household.
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Postby Allie » Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:39 am

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!
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Postby SteerCrazy » Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:32 am

Great post Gator! Happy Thanksgiving everyone! :D
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Postby nascarchuck » Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:50 am

Hope that everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving!!!
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Postby DATsBBQ » Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:56 am

What everyone said :D
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Postby OSD » Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:49 pm

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. :D :D
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Postby KKSmoker » Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:58 pm

Happy Turkey Day to everyone!!!!

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Postby mel » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:24 pm

thanks and to all have a safe and happy thanksgiving
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Postby Burnt Food Dude » Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:22 pm

I'm not even going to comment on this one.

Have a happy turkey day!


KKSmoker wrote:Happy Turkey Day to everyone!!!!

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Postby JamesB » Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:06 pm

I have many things to be thankful for! I hope each of you do too!

Happy Thanksgiving! Everyone be safe!

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Postby Gator » Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:56 pm

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

We posted this last year but thought it was worth another read this year.
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Postby JamesB » Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:07 pm

Thanks. Defiantly worth another read... Happy Thanksgiving!
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