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Published On: Thu, Nov 22nd, 2012

America gives thanks as another turkey day arrives VIDEOS

Thanksgiving slows many Americans, calling them to pause and give thanks for the amazing blessings that they have in their lives.

Franklin Graham issued a statement, echoing the stance of most Christians, calling for prayers and support for the President in these difficult times.

“Having just come through a divisive national election, I am urging pastors across this country to lead their congregations in praying daily for our president, Barack Obama …  for wisdom, Divine guidance, and that God would accomplish His will and purposes,” Graham said in a statement.

“While politics is noticeably partisan, prayer must never be partisan. Americans need to come together, and people of faith should lead the way, by praying diligently for our leaders whether or not they agree with them or their policies.”

The President returned from his Asia trip and made time for some Thanksgiving rituals.

The President pardoned a pair of turkeys, cracking jokes and thanked a team for a successful re-election bid. (see video below)

“They say that life is all about second chances.  And this November, I could not agree more.  (Laughter.)  So in the spirit of the season, I have one more gift to give, and it goes to a pair of turkeys named Cobbler and Gobbler.  The American people have spoken, and these birds are moving forward.  (Turkey gobbles.)  (Laughter.)  I love this bird.  (Laughter.)”

President Obama added more sentiment moments later, “… we give thanks -– not only for the things that we have, or the people we love, but for the spirit that sees us through the toughest times, and holds us together as one American family, guided along our journey by the hope of a better day.”

During this holiday season, President Obama gives thanks in his weekly address for all of the blessings we share as Americans, and expressed his gratitude to the brave men and women who are defending our freedom around the world. (see video below)

President pardons a pair of turkeys official White House photo

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