A Legal Thanksgiving
Posted on: November 26th, 2013

Did you know that Thanksgiving was originally proposed as a holiday in 1789? The first Federal Congress proposed a resolution for a day of thanksgiving, and President George Washington issued the proclamation. November 26, 1789, was the first Thanksgiving, and the holiday was celebrated intermittently until 1863 when President Lincoln established Thanksgiving as the last Thursday each November.

In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt helped out retailers concerned with losing a week of holiday shopping by issuing a proclamation declaring the second-to-last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving. Some states joined in the proclamation and some states chose to continue celebrating Thanksgiving the last Thursday of the month. On December 26, 1941, the split between the states was rectified when President Roosevelt signed a resolution proposed by the House and Senate, establishing the fourth Thursday in November as the Federal Thanksgiving holiday.

The McCleskey law firm is thankful this holiday season for 85 years of relationships and participation in the Lubbock community. Thank you for being part of our history and future.

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