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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Ryan on November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from all of us here at Axis of Right!  We all have things in life to be thankful for this Holiday season.  May you all have a safe and fun-filled family feast on this day which began so we could give thanks to God for good relations, a little bit of guidance and luck, and for life’s plenty. 

Here’s some fun facts: 

  • Ben Franklin wanted this day to be about fasting and prayer back in the 1780s.
  • Abraham Lincoln was the first President to recognize this day as a national holiday back in the 1860s.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt actually got Congress to move the Holiday during the Great Depression in order to give the American people a few extra days for shopping before Christmas.

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