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Source: Public Opinion
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial column
Document title: “The Week”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: 7 November 1901
Volume number: 31
Issue number: 19
Pagination: 581

“The Week.” Public Opinion 7 Nov. 1901 v31n19: p. 581.
McKinley assassination (as inspirational event); thankfulness.
Named persons
William McKinley; Theodore Roosevelt.
The item below is the first of two excerpts taken from this issue’s installment of “The Week.” Click here to view the second excerpt.


The Week [excerpt]

President Roosevelt’s proclamation appointing November 28 as a day of national thanksgiving departs somewhat from established phraseology. In place of the usual formulas, a feeling reference to the death of President McKinley is followed by the statement that “the manner of his death should awaken in the breasts of our people a keen anxiety for the country, and at the same time a resolute purpose not to be driven by any calamity from the path of strong, orderly, popular liberty which as a nation we have thus far safely trod.” Another characteristically direct statement concludes the document: “We can best prove our thankfulness to the Almighty by the way in which on this earth and at this time each of us does his duty to his fellow-men.”



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