Everyone in the U.S. has pretty much heard about Abe Lincoln and his declaration of Thanksgiving, but only a few know that the 1st president of the U.S. George Washington had his views on the matter. On 03 Oct. 1789, just 13 years after the birth of our independence, George Washington declared that 26 Nov. 1789 be set aside for a day of Thanksgiving to God. I just thought, with all of the trouble that this country is in, we might need to go back 225 years and remind ourselves what the mindset of the people who fought for and founded this country was, and in my humble opinion, should be. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/GW/gw004.html May your Thanksgiving be one filled with those things you can be thankful for. I think I shall start with giving thanks for all of you who have been wonderful Militarian soul mates.