On behalf of the Order of AHEPA District 6 Lodge we wish all of you and your families, as we celebrate this week, a wonderful, glorious, and blessed Thanksgiving Day. Let us all give thanks to the Lord for all that has been given and bestowed upon us regardless of the adversities we face. This is for many a favorite holiday and a universal one celebrated on different days and ways in many nations for centuries. During this holiday season let us as proud AHEPANS continue to not forget those less fortunate than ourselves and dedicate ourselves to help as much as we can to make this a better place for all. Let us also not forget during this time those who sat and ate with us and filled our lives with many wondrous things but have departed. They are always in our thoughts and prayers as we have been in theirs, and may their memories be eternal.
Thanksgiving Day in America is a national holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, this year November 26, since FDR and initially originated as a harvest festival. It has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789, starting with a proclamation by George Washington after a request by Congress. It became a U.S. federal holiday in 1863, during our devastating Civil War, under President Lincoln. Let us give Thanks.
Brother Lou Katsos
AHEPA District 6 Governor