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Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms Paintings

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    Thanksgiving and Norman Rockwell – a Great Combination (Originally posted for Thanksgiving 2013 and slightly updated in 2014) Thanksgiving time seems the perfect time for a Norman Rockwell picture.  The younger generation may not be very familiar with Norman Rockwell but my generation surely knows a lot about him and his work.  His […]

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Thanksgiving Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln

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Early Thanksgiving Proclamations Excerpt courtesy of www.whatsoproudlywehail.org The First National Proclamation of Thanksgiving was issued by the Continental Congress in November of 1777, following the Colonial victories over British General John Burgoyne in the Battles of Saratoga. In the Proclamation, Congress “recommended to the legislative or executive Powers of these United States to set apart Thursday, the eighteenth […]

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