Thanksgiving 2014

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on November 21, 2014

Question(s)

1.  What is the point of Rick McKee’s cartoon?

2.  What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

3.  Do you think it is important/necessary for Americans and our leaders today to acknowledge God and His many blessings and protection on our country and in our own lives on Thanksgiving?  Explain your answer.

4.  Read the following.  What do you think of President Roosevelt’s suggestion to Americans for a “a nationwide reading of the Holy Scriptures during the period from Thanksgiving to Christmas.”:

Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed a Thanksgiving to be observed on Thursday, November 30, 1933. “May we on that day in our churches and in our homes give humble thanks for the blessings bestowed upon us during the year past by Almighty God…” he wrote.  Like Lincoln, FDR recognized God as an ally of American soldiers in wartime. “God’s help to us had been great in this year of march toward worldwide liberty,” Roosevelt wrote in his 1943 proclamation. A year later he suggested “a nationwide reading of the Holy Scriptures during the period from Thanksgiving to Christmas.”

Read all Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamations at  pilgrimhallmuseum.org/thanksgiving_proclamations.htm.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers.

Cartoon by Rick McKee
























Answer(s)

1.  What is the point of Rick McKee’s cartoon?
Thanksgiving is a day to acknowledge and thank God for His many blessings to us

2.  What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?
Opinion question.  Answers vary.

3.  Do you think it is important/necessary for Americans and our leaders today to acknowledge God and His many blessings and protection on our country and in our own lives on Thanksgiving?  Explain your answer.
Opinion question.  Answers vary.

4.  What do you think of President Roosevelt’s suggestion to Americans for a “a nationwide reading of the Holy Scriptures during the period from Thanksgiving to Christmas.”
Opinion question.  Answers vary.

Read all Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamations at  pilgrimhallmuseum.org/thanksgiving_proclamations.htm.