A Thanksgiving Message from our President

Posted By Brad Walker


Happy Thanksgiving…

On October 3, 1863, expressing gratitude for a pivotal Union Army victory at Gettysburg, President Abraham Lincoln announced that the nation would celebrate an official Thanksgiving holiday on November 26, 1863.  In that speech, President Lincoln declared that the fourth Thursday of every November thereafter would be considered an official U.S. holiday of Thanksgiving—a day of public
Thanksgiving and prayer.  (Taken from History.com)

Now, 157 years later, on Thursday November 26, 2020, as President of our club, I want to express my thanks to each one of you Rotarians who have worked tirelessly to bless our Wake Forest community, state and world through your unselfish work and giving through various Rotary efforts.

I ask you to join me over this next week in expressing your thanks to club members who have made a difference for good in your life this year as well as to our first responders, our healthcare workers, teachers, and peacemakers. Will you also join me in praying for those in our communities who have been or are being touched by the pandemic and that it will soon be behind us all?  

Finally, next Tuesday, December 1st is “Giving Tuesday.”  As you’re giving thanks, please consider giving a special gift to our Wake Forest Rotary Foundation to support the club’s great work.

Thank you for all the good work you do. Peace and health to you all.

Honey Turrentine, President 2020-21
Rotary Club of Wake Forest

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