Thanksgiving Day, 2007, 65213-65214 [07-5769]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 222 / Monday, November 19, 2007 / Presidential Documents 65213 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8204 of November 15, 2007 Thanksgiving Day, 2007 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Americans are a grateful people, ever mindful of the many ways we have been blessed. On Thanksgiving Day, we lift our hearts in gratitude for the freedoms we enjoy, the people we love, and the gifts of our prosperous land. Our country was founded by men and women who realized their dependence on God and were humbled by His providence and grace. The early explorers and settlers who arrived in this land gave thanks for God’s protection and for the extraordinary natural abundance they found. Since the first National Day of Thanksgiving was proclaimed by President George Washington, Americans have come together to offer thanks for our many blessings. We recall the great privilege it is to live in a land where freedom is the right of every person and where all can pursue their dreams. We express our deep appreciation for the sacrifices of the honorable men and women in uniform who defend liberty. As they work to advance the cause of freedom, our Nation keeps these brave individuals and their families in our thoughts, and we pray for their safe return. While Thanksgiving is a time to gather in a spirit of gratitude with family, friends, and neighbors, it is also an opportunity to serve others and to share our blessings with those in need. By answering the universal call to love a neighbor as we want to be loved ourselves, we make our Nation a more hopeful and caring place. This Thanksgiving, may we reflect upon the past year with gratefulness and look toward the future with hope. Let us give thanks for all we have been given and ask God to continue to bless our families and our Nation. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with FRD1 NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Thursday, November 22, 2007, as a National Day of Thanksgiving. I encourage all Americans to gather together in their homes and places of worship with family, friends, and loved ones to reinforce the ties that bind us and give thanks for the freedoms and many blessings we enjoy. VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:58 Nov 16, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\19NOD1.SGM 19NOD1 65214 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 222 / Monday, November 19, 2007 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtysecond. [FR Doc. 07–5769 Filed 11–16–07; 9:54 am] VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:58 Nov 16, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\19NOD1.SGM 19NOD1 GWBOLD.EPS</GPH> jlentini on PROD1PC65 with FRD1 Billing code 3195–01–P

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[FR Doc No: 07-5769]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 222 / Monday, November 19, 2007 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8204 of November 15, 2007

                
Thanksgiving Day, 2007

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Americans are a grateful people, ever mindful of the 
                many ways we have been blessed. On Thanksgiving Day, we 
                lift our hearts in gratitude for the freedoms we enjoy, 
                the people we love, and the gifts of our prosperous 
                land.

                Our country was founded by men and women who realized 
                their dependence on God and were humbled by His 
                providence and grace. The early explorers and settlers 
                who arrived in this land gave thanks for God's 
                protection and for the extraordinary natural abundance 
                they found. Since the first National Day of 
                Thanksgiving was proclaimed by President George 
                Washington, Americans have come together to offer 
                thanks for our many blessings. We recall the great 
                privilege it is to live in a land where freedom is the 
                right of every person and where all can pursue their 
                dreams. We express our deep appreciation for the 
                sacrifices of the honorable men and women in uniform 
                who defend liberty. As they work to advance the cause 
                of freedom, our Nation keeps these brave individuals 
                and their families in our thoughts, and we pray for 
                their safe return.

                While Thanksgiving is a time to gather in a spirit of 
                gratitude with family, friends, and neighbors, it is 
                also an opportunity to serve others and to share our 
                blessings with those in need. By answering the 
                universal call to love a neighbor as we want to be 
                loved ourselves, we make our Nation a more hopeful and 
                caring place.

                This Thanksgiving, may we reflect upon the past year 
                with gratefulness and look toward the future with hope. 
                Let us give thanks for all we have been given and ask 
                God to continue to bless our families and our Nation.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim Thursday, November 22, 2007, 
                as a National Day of Thanksgiving. I encourage all 
                Americans to gather together in their homes and places 
                of worship with family, friends, and loved ones to 
                reinforce the ties that bind us and give thanks for the 
                freedoms and many blessings we enjoy.

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                 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fifteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand seven, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-second. 
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 07-5769
Filed 11-16-07; 9:54 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P