Video: Slideshow of onion industry photos from the summer and fall season
With a history of boldly declaring the providence of the Almighty as the source of strength for this nation, a national day of Thanksgiving was first proclaimed by President George Washington in 1789. Washington called for a “day of public Thanksgiving and Prayer,” and fewer than 80 years later, on Oct. 3, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln reaffirmed the faith of his predecessor with these famous words:
“The year that is drawing towards its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God.”
We invite you to pause just for a few moments and let those words sink in – “… others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature…” – and then enjoy with us a few of the very uplifting and encouraging stories from our industry.
In truth, there are so many fine things happening in the onion industry that it was hard to pick just a few to reshare. But here are the ones that truly lifted our spirits. And for all the great summer and fall features, select a month in our archives listed on our website sidebar.
Happy, Happy Thanksgiving to all. We never take you for granted; we appreciate your support, and we look forward to yet another year of working together.
One more thing: 1 Chronicles 16:34 reminds us, “O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth forever” And to that, we say, “Amen.”