Huntington Beach, Nov 26, 2008 - Nearly 400 years ago, the Plymouth colonists shared a harvest feast with the Wampanoag Indians, giving thanks to God for all they had. George Washington proclaimed the first official National Day of Thanksgiving, in 1789. Lincoln revived the tradition, during the Civil War.
Ever since, Americans have paused once a year, for this day, to be thankful for all that we have, in this great country of ours, our spiritual blessings and our material prosperity, and to spend time with friends and family.
We live in exciting, challenging times. I hope that everyone who reads this blog prays for Border Patrol Agents Ramos and Compean, and their families, as they continue to languish in solitary confinement, and takes a moment to be thankful for all that we have, to help those less fortunate, and to remember the men and women of the Armed Forces, police, firemen and other first responders, who daily put their lives on the line to protect us.