District No. 1080

From the Station of the Lecturing Knight

November is generally the start of our fantastic holidays, Thanksgivings being the first and Christmas to follow.  Did you know that our first President, George Washington, proclaimed the first nationwide Thanksgiving celebration in America making November 26, 1789, “as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many favors of Almighty God.”

This national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.  We in the U. S. celebrate on the fourth Thursday of November and in Canada it is on the second Monday of October.  Several other places around the world observe similar celebrations.  Thanksgiving has its historical roots in religious and cultural traditions and has long been celebrated in a secular manner as well.  The Thanksgiving Celebration has been traced back to the year of 1621.  The feast and thanksgiving of 1621 was prompted by a good harvest.  Enjoy the family, friends and loved ones during Thanksgiving day. 

I hope each and every one had a safe and happy time Trick-or-Treating, lots of good treats and very little tricks.

Grady Sain

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