The RSF Republican Women, Fed. give thanks for our country, the United States of America, the Founding Fathers and their God-given wisdom, the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights.
In 1927, President Calvin Coolidge, in a Thanksgiving message, stated that “Disasters visiting certain of our States [a la “Sandy” in 2012] have touched the heart of a sympathetic nation, which has responded generously out of its abundance. In continuing to remember those in affliction we should [pray for them and] rejoice in our ability to give them relief...”
At another time, President Chester A. Arthur penned his expression of gratitude to the nation 130 years ago, in 1882. “The blessings demanding our gratitude are numerous and varied: For the peace and amity which subsist [within] this Republic... for liberty, justice, and constitutional government; for the devotion of the people to our free institutions... for the prosperity of all our industries... [and] for these and for many other blessings we should give thanks... I do further recommend that the day thus appointed be made a special occasion for deeds of kindness and charity... so that all who dwell within the land may rejoice and be glad in this season of national thanksgiving.”
— Submitted by RSF Republican Women Fed.