I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy spending time with your family and loved ones. This unique American holiday began in 1621 when the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn feast. From that point forward, days of thanksgiving were celebrated throughout the colonies. In 1789, George Washington issued the first official Thanksgiving proclamation. President Washington implored Americans nation-wide to express their gratitude and thanks for the successful conclusion of the Revolutionary War and the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November. Finally, in 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed the fourth Thursday of November of each year as Thanksgiving Day.
As all of us count our blessings on this Thanksgiving day, I consider myself honored to serve as your U.S. Congressman and to call you all neighbors and constituents. I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving and a joyful holiday season. May God continue to bless you, the United States of America, and all those who serve to defend it.
U.S. Congressman Texas-24
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