Thursday, November 25, 2010
Lincoln's Decree of Thanksgiving in 1863 It is well to remember that as troubled as our economy is at this traditional season of Thanksgiving, there have been darker times. During the awful year of 1863, with a vast and bloody civil war raging across the nation, Abraham Lincoln caused the nation to pause and celebrate its bounty and blessings. Andy Malcolm at his Los Angeles Times blog dusts off that eloquent proclamation today along with President Obama's Thanksgiving decree. Enjoy reading them with a profound prayer of Thanksgiving and a hopeful wish for better times - soon - for all the world. Happy Thanksgiving.