Happy Thanksgiving!

Norman Rockwell ThanksgivingToday we celebrate the 388th anniversary of Thanksgiving – a Holiday that many of us still consider to be an important religious observance in our Republic’s history. It wasn’t until October 6, 1941 that the U.S. Congress officially recognized and established the holiday to be held on the last Thursday in November. (In December of that same year, the Senate had to pass an amendment changing the date to the 4th Thursday of November.)

Regardless of whatever the US Congress decided, Americans across the country have been giving God thanks for a very long time.

Today, despite the secularization of our culture, our country will celebrate this important religious occurrence by spending time with family and friends and by reaching out to others in need.

Today, prayers will be lifted, thanks will be given to God and hopefully, relationships will be renewed and strengthened.

As you gather with those you cherish and those who may test your ability to extend grace, may God bless your time together and may you remember from Whom all blessings come.

On behalf of all the writers here at Sonoran Alliance, we wish you a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!


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