Thankful to God for America

Thursday's Editorial - November 20, 2008


1. Re-read George Washington's Proclamation of National Thanksgiving and answer the following:

a)  What did President Washington say all nations (countries) have the duty to do?
b)  What did both Houses of Congress request that President Washington do? (Note the word "recommend" - he did not say "require.")
c)  What did George Washington say Americans should thank God for?
d)  What did he say Americans should ask God to do?

2. What do you think is the main point of this commentary on Thanksgiving?

3. Do you think George Washington's recommendations to Americans in question #1 c) and d) are good suggestions for Americans as we prepare for Thanksgiving 2008?  Explain your answer.