A Grateful Nation Offers Thanks During the Revolutionary War

A Grateful Nation Offers Thanks During the Revolutionary War

Did you know … General George Washington decided to spend the cold winter at Valley Forge. The army camped about twenty miles away from Philadelphia, which had been captured by England. Before ordering his soldiers to build cabins as protection against the cold, he gave a Thanksgiving Proclamation on December 17, 1777. He asked the army to thank God for a recent victory, which they did the next day. During the difficult winter, many men grew sick. Food supplies were so low that the soldiers went without meat for three or four days. A shortage of clothing meant that many couldn’t keep warm. France becomes our friend General Washington heard the wonderful news on May 2, 1778 – France decided to be a friend to the United States in the war against...

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