Who Made Thanksgiving a National Holiday?

Did you know the first time a president mentioned Thanksgiving was on October 3, 1789?  George Washington was the president and he made a formal proclamation of Thanksgiving in America. But he was not the president that made Thanksgiving a national holiday.  That would have been Abraham Lincoln.  In 1863, during the Civil War, Lincoln helped pass legislation which created the national holiday.


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