Sarah Hale’s Letter and Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

In October, 1863, Sarah J. Hale’s fifteen year effort to have the last Thursday of November become a nationally recognized day of Thanksgiving became a reality when, in the midst of the Civil War, Lincoln issued a proclamation in response to Ms. Hale’s letter.  Ms. Hale is often referred to as the Godmother of Thanksgiving. … Continue reading Sarah Hale’s Letter and Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation