This is the
text of Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933 national Thanksgiving Day Proclamation.
President of the United States of America
I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of
the United States of America, do set aside and appoint Thursday, the thirtieth
day of November 1933, to be a Day of Thanksgiving for all our people.
May we on that day in our churches and in our homes give humble
thanks for the blessings bestowed upon us during the year past by Almighty God.
May we recall the courage of those who settled a wilderness, the
vision of those who founded the Nation, the steadfastness of those who in every
succeeding generation have fought to keep pure the ideal of equality of
opportunity and hold clear the goal of mutual help in time of prosperity as in
time of adversity.
May we be grateful for the passing of dark days; for the new
spirit of dependence one on another; for the closer unity of all parts of our
wide land; for the greater friendship between employers and those who toil; for
a clearer knowledge by all nations that we seek no conquests and ask only
honorable engagements by all people to respect the lands and rights of their
neighbors; for the brighter day to which we can win through by seeking the help
of God in amore unselfish striving for the bettering of mankind.
In Witness Whereof I have
hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City
of Washington this twenty-first day of November, in the year of our Lord
nineteen hundred and thirty-three and of the Independence of the United States
of America the one hundred and fifty-eighth.
Franklin D. Roosevelt.
By the President:
Secretary of State.