Today is a special holiday, something unique to the founding of America: Thanksgiving. A day of celebration, of giving thanks for the bounty made possible in a new land.
It is good to dedicate a day to taking stock of all that is good in our lives. No matter how bad things are, there are always things that we need to think about that are good and deserve to be remembered. Things for which we should indeed give thanks — whether to a higher power or simply to express gratitude for those things being in your life.
Today, take a moment to include U.S. and Allied troops, families, and caregivers in those things for which you give thanks. These are the people who sacrifice so that you can celebrate this day in relative peace and safety, without fear of censure or prohibition. These are the people who give up their holidays and family so that you can have yours.
It doesn’t matter if they are regular forces, national guard or reserve, or even state guards/militia: they are there to do for you so that the 99 percent plus of you that do not serve (or even know someone who does) can enjoy the fullest possible benefits of liberty.
Today, join us in giving thanks for this small percentage of our population who voluntarily chose to give up some of their freedoms and miss holidays and family, so that you can enjoy yours.Read More