Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Thanks Giving

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. It's a day set aside for giving thanks for the many blessing we have received. Many families will gather together, many good times will be shared, and many meals will be consumed.

But there are people who don't have families with whom to gather together, who are suffering hardships and having trouble making ends meet, and are cold and hungry. Think about these people. While there are some people that you just can't help, there are many, many more you can. Find a way to help others as you recoginize all the blessings you have received.

And don't forget to give thanks for what you have. Don't worry about what you don't have. The Good Lord has been very kind and gracious to use, allowing us to reap the benefits of living in the United States of America. Let's don't lose sight of that fact.

Thank God for all the things He has placed on this world for us.

Thanksgiving Day, 2005

A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

Thanksgiving Day is a time to remember our many blessings and to celebrate the opportunities that freedom affords. Explorers and settlers arriving in this land often gave thanks for the extraordinary plenty they found. And today, we remain grateful to live in a country of liberty and abundance. We give thanks for the love of family and friends, and we ask God to continue to watch over America.

This Thanksgiving, we pray and express thanks for the men and women who work to keep America safe and secure. Members of our Armed Forces, State and local law enforcement, and first responders embody our Nation's highest ideals of courage and devotion to duty. Our country is grateful for their service and for the support and sacrifice of their families. We ask God's special blessings on those who have lost loved ones in the line of duty.

We also remember those affected by the destruction of natural disasters. Their tremendous determination to recover their lives exemplifies the American spirit, and we are grateful for those across our Nation who answered the cries of their neighbors in need and provided them with food, shelter, and a helping hand. We ask for continued strength and perseverance as we work to rebuild these communities and return hope to our citizens.

We give thanks to live in a country where freedom reigns, justice prevails, and hope prospers. We recognize that America is a better place when we answer the universal call to love a neighbor and help those in need. May God bless and guide the United States of America as we move forward.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Thursday, November 24, 2005, as a National Day of Thanksgiving. I encourage all Americans to gather together in their homes and places of worship with family, friends, and loved ones to reinforce the ties that bind us and give thanks for the freedoms and many blessings we enjoy.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

GEORGE W. BUSH



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  6. Happy Thanksgiving

    To all my American Friends!

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  8. May you and your family have a blessed day. Thanks for all you've done to help me over this last year. Maybe one day we will meet in person :) But, then again, Tre and I have known each other going on 13 years and have never met.

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  9. Open Trackback Holiday Bash

    Today, I am cooking like a nut and tomorrow I do the 5 in the morning-insane-hopping-thing with my mother so I am out of here. Feel free to trackback and post anything you like in the comments and once again, Happy Thanksgiving.

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  14. Happy Thanksgiving

    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,...

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  15. It's Thanksgiving!

    A special Thanksgiving to all:
    ....and the stability of basils blog (who makes us all just that much more connected.)

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  16. Happy Thanksgiving, Basil! I wish you and your family the very best.

    ~Heidi

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  17. Happy Thanksgiving

    I hope everyone has a blessed time with family and friends today. At the very least, we should be thankful that we have another day to do better and to reach out in love towards others.

    Also, to our brave soldiers and their families. My heart fel...

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  18. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

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  23. Basil,

    I have been out-of-the-Blogosphere, in large part, since things started picking up this semester... with my first term of Graduate school, as well as with CRs (the same thing happened last year, and that was a major election semester!). I came back here, and I see that your site design has changed. But I am glad to see that you still do the open trackbacks thing... Thank you (appropriate for today!) for continuing these trackback 'meals'...

    I haven't yet posted my Thanksgiving entries... But will need to do so soon. I hope that you and your readers have a great Thanksgiving, and if it's not too late, try not to eat too much turkey! ;-)

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  25. Happy Thanksgiving

    I wanted everyone to think about our servicemen and women who weren't able to spend time with their families today. They're spread all around this world because they are serving our country, and protecting us.

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