www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com    Youth Ideas:  Famous American    Thanksgiving      Quotes  www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com  The roots of the American  Thanksgiving holiday  celebration are found in the  faith of our Am...
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com   A fitting way to begin this   November, the month in which   Americans celebrate   Thanksgivi...
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com Here’s some from the Thanksgiving quotes found in the Creative Youth Ideas Website Archives:  w...
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com                                 Samuel Adams – Thanksgiving                                 Pro...
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com   George Washington’s 1789   Thanksgiving Proclamation“Whereas it is the duty of all nations to...
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comNow, therefore, I do recommend and assignThursday, the 26th day of November next, to bedevoted b...
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comAnd also that we may then unite in most humblyoffering our prayers and supplications to the grea...
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comAnd also that we may then unite in most humblyoffering our prayers and supplications to the grea...
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comGiven under my hand, at the city ofNew York, the 3rd day of October, A.D.1789.(signed) George Wa...
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com                                      William Bradford                                      on T...
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com                             “They begane now to gather in ye small harvest                     ...
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com    Thanksgiving –   Thomas Jefferson“Adore God. Be just. Betrue. Murmur not at theways of Provi...
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com                                     Abraham Lincoln’s                                  Thanksgi...
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com                                 Lincoln had learned how                                 importa...
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com                                 “We have been the recipients of the                            ...
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com                                 It has seemed to me fit and proper that                        ...
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com                      Holiday CollectionGames and Activities in Celebrationof common Holidays.Cr...
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  1. 1. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com Youth Ideas: Famous American Thanksgiving Quotes www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  2. 2. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com The roots of the American Thanksgiving holiday celebration are found in the faith of our American Founders and Forefathers. For many people, like the pilgrims and puritans, it was the quest for religious freedom that brought them to America. Yet it was their faith in God that brought them through the tests and trials of day to day life. www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  3. 3. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com A fitting way to begin this November, the month in which Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, is to look at some of the words of famous Americans regarding their deep faith in God and their thanks for his blessings! www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  4. 4. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com Here’s some from the Thanksgiving quotes found in the Creative Youth Ideas Website Archives: www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  5. 5. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com Samuel Adams – Thanksgiving Proclamation “That all the People may with united Hearts on that Day express a just Sense of His unmerited Favors: –Particularly in that it hath pleased Him, by His over ruling Providence to support us in a just and necessary War for the Defense of our Rights and Liberties; …by defeating the Councils and evil Designs of our Enemies, and giving us Victory over their Troops –and by the Continuance of that Union among these States, which by his Blessing, will be their future Strength & Glory.” Samuel Adams on behalf of the Continental Congress, November 3, 1778, calling for a day of Thanksgiving during the Revolutionary War of the future “United States of America” www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  6. 6. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com George Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation“Whereas it is the duty of all nations toacknowledge the providence of AlmightyGod, to obey His will, to be grateful for Hisbenefits, and humbly to implore Hisprotection and favor; and Whereas bothHouses of Congress have, by their jointcommittee, requested me “to recommendto the people of the United States a day ofpublic thanksgiving and prayer, to beobserved by acknowledging with gratefulhearts the many and signal favors ofAlmighty God, especially by affordingthem an opportunity peaceably toestablish a form of government for theirsafety and happiness:” www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  7. 7. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comNow, therefore, I do recommend and assignThursday, the 26th day of November next, to bedevoted by the people of these States to theservice of that great and glorious Being who is thebeneficent author of all the good that was, that is,or that will be; that we may then all unite inrendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanksfor His kind care and protection of the people ofthis country previous to their becoming a nation;for the signal and manifold mercies and thefavorable interpositions of His providence in thecourse and conclusion of the late war; for the greatdegree of tranquility, union, and plenty which wehave since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rationalmanner in which we have been enable to establishconstitutions of government for our safety andhappiness, and particularly the national one nowlately instituted’ for the civil and religious libertywith which we are blessed, and the means we haveof acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and,in general, for all the great and various favorswhich He has been pleased to confer upon us. www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  8. 8. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comAnd also that we may then unite in most humblyoffering our prayers and supplications to the greatLord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him topardon our national and other transgressions; toenable us all, whether in public or private stations,to perform our several and relative duties properlyand punctually; to render our NationalGovernment a blessing to all the people byconstantly being a Government of wise, just, andconstitutional laws, discreetly and faithfullyexecuted and obeyed; to protect and guide allsovereigns and nations (especially such as haveshow kindness to us), and to bless them with goodgovernments, peace, and concord; to promote theknowledge and practice of true religion and virtue,and the increase of science among them and us;and, generally to grant unto all mankind such adegree of temporal prosperity as He alone knowsto be best. www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  9. 9. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comAnd also that we may then unite in most humblyoffering our prayers and supplications to the greatLord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him topardon our national and other transgressions; toenable us all, whether in public or private stations,to perform our several and relative duties properlyand punctually; to render our NationalGovernment a blessing to all the people byconstantly being a Government of wise, just, andconstitutional laws, discreetly and faithfullyexecuted and obeyed; to protect and guide allsovereigns and nations (especially such as haveshow kindness to us), and to bless them with goodgovernments, peace, and concord; to promote theknowledge and practice of true religion and virtue,and the increase of science among them and us;and, generally to grant unto all mankind such adegree of temporal prosperity as He alone knowsto be best. www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  10. 10. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comGiven under my hand, at the city ofNew York, the 3rd day of October, A.D.1789.(signed) George Washington www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  11. 11. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com William Bradford on Thanksgiving William Bradford was governor of the Plymouth colony at the first American thanksgiving in 1621. He wrote the following in “Of Plimoth Plantation” www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  12. 12. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com “They begane now to gather in ye small harvest they had, and to fitted up their houses and dwellings against winter, being all well recovered in health & strength, and had all things in good plenty; For as some were thus imployed in affairs abroad, others were excersised in fishing, aboute codd, & bass, & other fish, of which yey tooke good store, of which every family had their portion. All ye somer ther was no want. And now begane to come in store of foule, as winter approached, of which this place did abound when they came first (but afterward decreased by degrees). And besids water foule, ther was great store of wild Turkies, of which they tooke many, besids venison, &c. Besids, they had about a peck a meale a weeke to a person, or now since harvest, Indean corn to yt proportion. Which made many afterwards write so largly of their plenty hear to their friends in England, which were not fained, but true reports.” www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  13. 13. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com Thanksgiving – Thomas Jefferson“Adore God. Be just. Betrue. Murmur not at theways of Providence.”– Thomas Jefferson www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  14. 14. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation Abraham Lincoln was a man who learned to face discouragement and move beyond it. Did you know that it was Abraham Lincoln who, in the midst of the Civil War, in 1863, established the annual celebration of Thanksgiving? www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  15. 15. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com Lincoln had learned how important it is to stop and thank God in the midst of great difficulties. www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  16. 16. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com “We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us. www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  17. 17. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com It has seemed to me fit and proper that [the gifts of God] should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged with one heart and one voice by the whole American people. I do, therefore, invite my fellow citizens . . . to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens.” www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  18. 18. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com Holiday CollectionGames and Activities in Celebrationof common Holidays.Creative Holiday Ideas has over 300 pages ofideas to help you plan your next New Year’sDay, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’sDay, Halloween or Fall Festival, andThanksgiving event. If you’ve ever wonderedwhat you’re going to do for all these holidaysand how you’re going to do it, this resource isfor you. => Tell me more about the Holiday Collection
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