Happy Thanksgiving from ThisMightyScourge.com

Greetings friends! Today is Thanksgiving – one of my favorite holidays of the year. During my lifetime, Thanksgiving has been a time to get together with friends and family, watch football games and eat huge amounts of food – with a few beers thrown in for good measure. It’s been over the past ten years or so, that Thanksgiving has come to mean something much different for me. For me, today is a day to reflect on all of life’s blessings that I are so thankful for. To send up prayers to my God for all of the blessings he has given me. And lastly, to embrace my wife, kids, family and friends and let them know how thankful I am that they are part of my life.

It is important to understand the historical significance of important holidays. Thanksgiving, as we know it today, was set aside by President Abraham Lincoln as a “national” day of prayer and thanksgiving. Prescribed to be on the fourth Thursday of November, Lincoln’s Thanksgiving has survived over five generations and is still a national holiday. I would encourage you to read my article on Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation. It provides a more thorough examination of Thanksgiving.

From my family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! I know I have much to be thankful for. Also, please keep our troops in your prayers today – so many of whom are half-a-world away from their families. If you see one our service members today, make sure to thank them.

About Michael Noirot

I grew up in the Central Illinois farming community, of Dunlap. Growing up, I played sports, tinkered with cars and enjoyed photography. While I did well in school, I did not become passionate about history until my early 30's. I have built a large library, of books on early America, politics and the Civil War. I am an avid reader. Fortunately, I have had plenty of opportunities to travel, over the years, and have been to most of the Civil War battlefields. I work while I travel, so more often than not, I am up, in the middle of the night, to get sunrise pictures, or I will be out until well after dark, exploring Civil War battlefields. I have other hobbies, and passions, that I really enjoy. Number one on the list would be guitar. I play my guitars on a regular basis, and enjoy the Bluegrass, and Contemporary Christian (CCM) genres. I play a style of guitar, called FLATPICKING, where using a flat pick, you play lead solos, similar to the way a fiddle would have been played during the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Laura, my wife, and I also enjoy scuba diving, travel and spending time at our property, in the country. Lastly, we spend as much time with our families, as possible. Thanks for stopping by.
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2 Responses to Happy Thanksgiving from ThisMightyScourge.com

  1. Jake D says:

    “It is important to understand the historical significance of important holidays.”

    Really? How so?


  2. Jake,

    The historical context of holidays helps us understand the circumstances and meaning of them. Most people think of Thanksgiving as being a day for turkey and football. It wasn’t for those reasons that Lincoln set aside the day.

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