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Giving Thanks for 1492 When Columbus sailed the Ocean Blue.

In 1492 Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue

Anyone remember that?

On this day of remembrance...

Almighty God on this day we thank you that our forefather Christopher Columbus set is foot upon the soil we call home.

In these times of conflict and concern over the past present and future we ask you to Govern, Cover and Strengthen our beautiful nation.

We give thanks for the courage of men and own who sailed the oceans looking for a place to land ...

A place to call free… A place to call home.

From our shores O God, you have sent men and women to share the values we hold dear.

Life, Liberty and The Pursuit of Happiness. O God how can we thank thee for this day?

We thank you for courage and honor.

Now we ask help us Remember.

Help us Reflect.

Help us Honor the past..

Help us Respect our Present and give us Hope for the future.

In the Name of the Almighty One. Amen

Your Chaplains Robert & Theresa Phillips Post 342

From The Dept of Defence

Celebration of Christopher Columbus' voyage in the early United States is recorded from as early as 1792. In that year, the Tammany Society in New York City

 (for whom it became an annual tradition)

 and the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston celebrated the 300th anniversary of Columbus' landing in the New World.

For the 400th anniversary in 1892, following a lynching in New Orleans where a mob had murdered 11 Italian immigrants, President Benjamin Harrison declared Columbus Day as a one-time national celebration.

 The proclamation was part of a wider effort after the lynching incident to placate Italian Americans and ease diplomatic tensions with Italy. During the anniversary in 1892, teachers, preachers, poets and politicians used rituals to teach ideals of patriotism.

These rituals took themes such as citizenship boundaries, the importance of loyalty to the nation, and the celebration of social progress, included among them was the Pledge of Allegiance by Francis Bellamy. ( From Wikipedia)

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