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Nov 24, 2021

In the midst of the tragic Civil War that caused so much death and destruction in America, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed two special days: the last Thursday of April 1863 as a <a href="">National Day of Prayer and Fasting</a>, and the last Thursday of November as a national Day of Thanksgiving to God.  Here is the text of his Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, which established an annual holiday not of "Turkey Day," but of Thanksgiving to God.