Today, I urge you and your family to take time to reflect on all the things we as a nation have to be grateful for. Let us give thanks for those brave individuals who have come before us and sacrificed their lives for our freedoms and our security. Let us keep the men and women in uniform who are currently serving our nation and their families in our thoughts and prayers, and remember the debt of gratitude we owe them when they return home.
Please keep in mind our fellow Americans who are struggling to provide for their families in this economy. For all that we have to be thankful for, let us express it through doing what we can to help our neighbors. Each year, volunteers assist the homeless and others in need and they spread a message of hope through their good work.
For all of that, I want to give thanks to God our Creator and wish you and yours a safe and happy Thanksgiving.