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Letter: An old editorial still hits the mark

I am immensely grateful to the Herald editorial board for their bold reprint of the Herald’s 1916 Thanksgiving Day editorial.

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I am immensely grateful to the Herald editorial board for their bold reprint of the Herald’s 1916 Thanksgiving Day editorial.

In this day and age when everyone is so angry and ready to resent, when our country's history is being re-written and a targeted population is told to be ashamed of everything about our nation’s past, this was a joyful celebration of why we nationally have reached out beyond ourselves on this ‘sacred’ day.

“Beyond this tabulation of our good fortunes … is the inspiring thought that humanity looks above the things of the moment and reaches out in the infinite … to give expression far beyond the powers of language.” The loss of such beliefs, I fear, is at the heart of our country’s malaise.

However, we are not beyond hope nor the opportunity to return to our founders’ example – to look beyond time or place or circumstance and to give thanks to Almighty God out of the fullness of our hearts for the blessings which have been showered upon us.

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