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Hale, who campaigned for years to make Thanksgiving a nationally observed holiday, wrote to Lincoln on September 28, 1863, and urged him to issue a proclamation. Hale mentioned in her letter that having such a national day of Thanksgiving would establish a "great Union Festival of America."

www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/thanks.htm

Proclamation of Thanksgiving This is the proclamation which set the precedent for America's national day of Thanksgiving. During his administration, President Lincoln issued many orders similar to this. For example, on November 28, 1861, he ordered government departments closed for a local day of thanksgiving.

www.gilderlehrman.org/content/thanksgiving-proclamation-1863

Thanksgiving has been celebrated in the United States ever since. The copy of Lincoln’s Proclamation featured here was printed in Harper’s Weekly on October 17, 1863, to help spread the word about the day of observance.

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This is the text of the October 3, 1863 Abraham Lincoln national Thanksgiving Day Proclamation. President Abraham Lincoln’s Proclamation of Thanksgiving Issued, October 3, 1863 The year that is drawing towards its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we […]

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Lincoln knew that expessing genuine gratitude to God brings humility and healing. It was this pivotal proclamation by Lincoln which eventually led to the establishment of an official, annual U.S. national Thanksgiving Day. The purpose of Web page is not to praise Lincoln, but to praise the attitude he so well expressed.

www.infoplease.com/lincolns-thanksgiving-proclamation

Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation Washington, DC—October 3, 1863. ... to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens. ... A.D. 1863, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty-eighth. Abraham Lincoln. By the President: William ...

www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2018/11/20/we-celebrate...

We celebrate Thanksgiving because of this poignant proclamation from Abraham Lincoln. ... by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, in the midst of the Civil War. ... increase of freedom," Lincoln ...

www.thanksgivingnovember.com/abraham-lincolns-thanksgiving...

Thanksgiving is the day when we gather around the table with our loved ones and relish a big feast, thanks to President Abraham Lincoln. It was Abraham Lincolns Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1863 which officially made Thanksgiving Day a holiday.

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Today's observance of Thanksgiving marks the 150th anniversary of the first national Thanksgiving Day, which, unbeknownst to many Americans, has a direct link to the War Between the States. It was proclaimed by President Abraham Lincoln on October 3, 1863, * in the aftermath of the carnage at Gettysburg and Vicksburg, and the Union defeat at Chickamauga.

www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lincoln-proclaims...

On this day in 1863, expressing gratitude for a pivotal Union Army victory at Gettysburg, President Abraham Lincoln announces that the nation will celebrate an official Thanksgiving holiday on ...