I am also struck by the fact that in much of today's America, the very mention of the word "God" in context of a Christian expression of faith, would solicit howls of rage and protest from those whose chief aim is to rid the entire public arena of the very mention of His name.
Perhaps when that group gives thanks, if they do at all, they give thanks to themselves. Those of us who are otherwise minded, know much better from whom our many blessings flow. We also understand that any nation intent on mocking the very Being who holds its destiny in His hand, should not be surprised when His many tokens of displeasure are to be seen in the land.
"Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people".