George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Stella shares some of the history & debate before the first official Thanksgiving Presidential Proclamation of our then young nation. Our forefathers & mothers publicly & gratefully acknowledged God’s presence & provision & protection in our nation’s founding!

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In 1789, we celebrated our first official Thanksgiving as a Nation.ย  On October 3, 1789, George Washington issued the Proclamation at the request of Congress.ย  Then, as now, there was controversy surrounding the necessity, or even the seemliness, for the Federal government to issue such a proclamation.

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