Friday, November 20, 2020

New Hampshire Thanksgiving Proclamation 2020

 


Usually here on my blog I post photos of the annual Thanksgiving Proclamation ceremony from the New Hampshire Statehouse in Concord, New Hampshire.  It is an tradition that goes back decades.  Even George Washington signed a Thanksgiving Proclamation, and other illustrious presidents such as Abraham Lincoln continued these ceremonies.

Considering the pandemic and social distancing, when I contacted New Hampshire Governor Sununu's office this fall about the Thanksgiving Proclamation they assured me that they would indeed still do a proclamation.  Of course, there would be no ceremony, and no pardoning of a turkey, but the tradition would live on.  

I just received the proclamation in the mail, and I will turn it over to our new New Hampshire Mayflower Governor, Penny Webster, and it will become part of our archives.  I arrived unceremoniously in the mailbox, with no ceremony in the historic statehouse executive council chamber, no government officials, no handshakes, no hugs, and no pardoned turkey waiting in the room.  But it is still a tradition that New Hampshire will carry on, no matter what!  

2019 Thanksgiving Proclamation
with Governor Sununu

2016 Thanksgiving Proclamation
with Governor Maggie Hassan

2013 Thanksgiving Proclamation
with Governor Maggie Hassan

2010 Thanksgiving Proclamation
with Governor John Lynch

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "New Hampshire Thanksgiving Proclamation 2020", Nutfield Genealogy, posted November 20, 2020, ( https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2020/11/new-hampshire-thanksgiving-proclamation.html: accessed [access date]). 

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