Grateful During Times of Challenge


President Joe Biden issued a proclamation for Thanksgiving, noting Americans were grateful during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Thanksgiving provides us with a time to reflect on our many blessings — from God, this Nation, and each other,” Biden wrote. “We are grateful for these blessings, even — and especially — during times of challenge.”

Biden recalled George Washington declaring a day of Thanksgiving for his troops in the Revolutionary War, Abraham Lincoln celebrating Thanksgiving during the Civil War, and the Pilgrims celebrating Thanksgiving after their first hard year in America.

The president noted that just like the pilgrims expressed gratitude to the Wampanoag American Indians for helping them through their first year, Americans should be grateful to those who helped them through the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden specifically cited farmworkers and frontline…

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