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Thankful hearts are obliged


Today let us take heart from the noble example of our first President, and let us ever be mindful of the faith and spiritual values that have made our nation great and that alone can keep us great. One of the most inspiring portrayals of American history is that of George Washington on his knees in the snow at Valley Forge (PA). That moving image personifies and testifies to our founders’ dependence upon divine providence during the darkest hours of our revolutionary struggle. It was then, when our mettle as a nation was tested most severely, that the sovereign and judge of nations heard our plea and came to our assistance in the form of aid from France. Thereupon General Washington immediately called for a special day of thanksgiving among his troops. Eleven years later, President Washington, at the request of the Congress, first proclaimed November 26, 1789, as Thanksgiving Day. President Washington exhorted the people of the United States to observe “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer” so that they might acknowledge “with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.” Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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