Celebrating the Spring Holidays

1938 Thanksgiving Proclamation

1938 Thanksgiving Proclamation

state of Connecticut quí trance tool it's us today a proclamation by his Excellency will boil cross governor as a colors of autumn streamed down the wind scarlet and sumac and maple spun gold in the birches a splendid of small ring fire he oaks along the hill and the last leaves wither away and dusk falls briefly about the worker bringing in from the field a late load of its fruit and Acuras is lost to sight and Orion swings upward that great Sun upon his shoulder we are stirred once more to ponder the infinite goodness that has set apart for us in all this moving mystery of creation a time of living and the home in such a spirit I point Thursday the 24th of November a day of public Thanksgiving in such a spirit I call upon the people to acknowledge heartily in friendly gathering and house of prayer the increase of the season nearing now it's close the harvest of Earth the yield of patient mind and faithful hand that have kept us fed and clothed and that made for us a shelter even against the storm it is right that we whose Ark of sky has been darkened by no web enforced by no man to stand and speak when to speak was the choose between death and life should now give thanks also whether further mercies we have enjoyed beyond desert already as nation of justice freedom loving kindness peace resolving as we price them to let no occasion go without some prompting or some effort worthy in a way however humble of those proudest among man's ideals which burned the wit maybe like candles fitfully in our gusty world weather like so Priya we name its source divine

Reader Comments

  1. And to think that the following year, Democrats and Republicans were literally celebrating it on different dates.

  2. This is magnificent. A signed, framed copy of this proclamation that my father rescued from a state Capitol trash can many years ago was a staple of our family Thanksgiving dinners. Very moving to see it read by Cross himself.

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