In 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a National Thanksgiving Day to be held on the last Thursday in November “to heal the wounds of the nation”. This tradition lives on while we are reminded of the significance of this special day.
History – After the first successful corn harvest, in 1621 the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared the autumn feast acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. In 1789, George Washington issued the first Thanksgiving proclamation by the government of the United States. In it he called upon Americans to express their gratitude for the happy conclusion of the war of independence and ratification of the U.S. Constitution. For over 200 years, days of Thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states.
Fast Forward – While we gather with family and friends in the comfort of our homes, let us reflect on those less fortunate. Thankfully, volunteers will come forth to supply food banks and free dinners for the needy. Many stories of generosity have emerged relating to the major hurricanes and devastating western wildfires that struck with such intensity this year. So whether you celebrate your blessings remembering the joyful events in your lives or find reason to be thankful despite a tragedy suffered, may you all find enjoyment in sharing this special holiday!
With sincere appreciation and warmest thanks to our equine insurance clients and friends, Blue Bridle extends our best wishes to all for a Happy Thanksgiving!