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Thanksgiving proclamations typically come from presidents, but this one from a first lady endures

November 22, 2023

Historians, in writing about the chronicle of Thanksgiving in the United States, usually concentrate on presidential proclamations for the holiday. To be sure, Congress sometimes has a role in delineating special dates, but a national day of thanks in November became identified with chief executives, thanks to George Washington, whose proclamation for a “day of public thanksgiving” in 1789 set the precedent.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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