Free Daily Quote, Thursday November 24, 2011
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
"Nor need we power or splendor, wide hall or lordly dome; the good, the true, the tender- these form the wealth of home."
-Sarah Josepha Hale
Hale is credited as the individual most responsible for making Thanksgiving a national holiday in the United States; it had previously been celebrated only in New England. Each state scheduled its own holiday, some as early as October and others as late as January; it was largely unknown in the American South.
Her advocacy for the national holiday began in 1846 and lasted 17 years before it was successful. In support of the proposed national holiday, she wrote letters to five Presidents of the United States.
Her initial letters failed to persuade, but the letter she wrote to Lincoln did convince him to support legislation establishing a national holiday of Thanksgiving in 1863. The new national holiday was considered a unifying day after the stress of the American Civil War. Prior to the addition of Thanksgiving, the only national holidays celebrated in the United States were Washington's Birthday and Independence Day. -Wikipedia.org
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Dr. Bryan Schuetz
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