Lincoln’s Thanksgiving proclamation

Happy Thanksgiving.

Today we thought it would be fitting to publish President Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving proclamation in our editorial space. Lincoln issued this proclamation two years into the Civil War, and at a time of great personal challenges for him. While some of the state celebrated a day of Thanksgiving, Lincoln’s proclamation made it a national holiday of “Thanksgiving and Praise.”

You can read Lincoln’s Thanksgiving proclamation by clicking here.