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George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamations, 1789 and 1795

Staff Report Note: President George Washington issued his first Thanksgiving Proclamation at the request of the U.S. Congress. He issued the second after a time of domestic tension (The Whiskey Rebellion) and foreign challenges, including an embargo on maritime trade. The First Proclamation, issued from New York City in October 1789 Whereas it is the […]

A Teacher’s Thanksgiving: Art, Education and the Power of Belief

Patrick B. McGuigan For three months in the 2016-17 school year, I worked each day filling in for a wonderful lady who then worked as art teacher at a charter school in Oklahoma City. Her time away on maternity leave afforded me the opportunity to recreate, every single school day, a long-dormant youthful appreciation for […]

9th Annual Turkey Tango provides Thanksgiving meals for Oklahoma City’s homeless


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The ninth annual Homeless Alliance Turkey Tango event will provide Thanksgiving meals for Oklahoma City’s homeless this week. Volunteers are needed to help prep and cook turkeys for the Thanksgiving lunches, which will be served on November 23 at the Day Shelter, located on the Westtown Homeless Resource Campus, […]

Remembering the meaning of Thanksgiving

by Erik Telford When the 102 Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower arrived at Plymouth Rock in the fall of 1620, they were greeted by a New World filled with uncertainty, turmoil, and harsh conditions. Only half of the original settlers survived the first year, but despite the hardships faced, the Pilgrims still made it a point […]

In Joy, Thankfulness, Praise: Remembering John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Ronald Wilson Reagan

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor Several years ago, during one of her visits to Oklahoma City for a speech, I spent time with columnist Peggy Noonan, a friend from my decade of work in Washington, D.C. Ted Kennedy had died a few days before. Our conversation turned not to Ted, but to Ronald Reagan’s relationship […]

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