Rosemead Kiwanis Club
"Serving the Community Since 1945"
The Fax of Life
A weekly inspiration, courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Scott's Valley
November 23, 1997 Vol. 3, No. 8
First National Thanksgiving
"Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the twenty-sixth day of
November next, to be devoted by the people of these states to the service of
that great and glorious Being, who is the Beneficent Author of all the good
that was, that is, or that will be, that we may then all unite in rendering
unto Him our sincere and humble thanks
for His kind care and protection of the people of this country,
previous to their becoming a nation,
for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions
of His providence, in the course and conclusion of the late war;
for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we
have since enjoyed;
for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been
enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety
and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted;
for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the
means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge;
and, in general, for all the great and various favors, which He has been pleased to confer upon us."
-- Excerpt from Presidential Proclamation
by George Washington, October 3, 1789.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. All of its Clubs are independently-run community service groups.
The Kiwanis Club of Scott's Valley normally meets at the Heavenly Café in Scott's Valley, CA, on Wednesdays at 7 am - see the Scott's Valley Kiwanis website @ http://svkiwanis.org for details; The Kiwanis Club of Rosemead normally meets on Thursdays at 12:10 in Rosemead, CA - see the Rosemead Kiwanis website @ http://rosemeadkiwanis.org for confirmation and directions. Visitors are welcome to join meetings of either club anytime.
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