Archive for November 23rd, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Thanksgiving 2009 (11/23)

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about the Pilgrims
& America’s Thanksgiving

Nov 23 : 03 days till Thanksgiving

Did you know that US Presidents issue an annual Thanksgiving Proclamation?

While President George Washington was the first US President to issue a Thanksgiving Proclamation, subsequent Presidents did not necessarily follow that custom.

In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be celebrated on the final Thursday of November. In 1939 President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared that Thanksgiving would be celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November and in 1941 the US Congress passed a law officially establishing the celebration of Thanksgiving as the fourth Thursday in November.

Related: 2008 US Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation (George W. Bush)

Thanksgiving Day in America is a time to offer thanks, a time for family gatherings and holiday meals. A time of turkeys, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. A time for Indian corn, holiday parades and giant balloons. We are delighted to invite you to partake in our Thanksgiving celebration. Our table is full this year, but we always have room for one more! So join us for a new Did You Know? each day as we count down to Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving will be celebrated on Thursday November 26th.

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(November 23) This week we’re celebrating . . .  National Teens Don’t Text and Drive Week

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

National Teens Don’t Text and Drive Week
Help prevent accidents and save lives during one of the busiest traffic weeks of the year by raising awareness about the dangers of texting while driving.

This national campaign is specially directed at teens, who have the statistically highest rates of this potentially deadly pastime.

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