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Thursday, November 26, 2009

#655 Happy Thanksgiving, Mr. President

I thought you all might appreciate these sentiments as I do.

Thank you Mr. President. It is good to know that you care about the military who are willing to do your bidding.
Tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day, Americans across the country will sit down together, count our blessings, and give thanks for our families and our loved ones.

American families reflect the diversity of this great nation. No two are exactly alike, but there is a common thread they each share.

Our families are bound together through times of joy and times of grief. They shape us, support us, instill the values that guide us as individuals, and make possible all that we achieve.

So tomorrow, I'll be giving thanks for my family -- for all the wisdom, support, and love they have brought into my life.

But tomorrow is also a day to remember those who cannot sit down to break bread with those they love.

The soldier overseas holding down a lonely post and missing his kids. The sailor who left her home to serve a higher calling. The folks who must spend tomorrow apart from their families to work a second job, so they can keep food on the table or send a child to school.

We are grateful beyond words for the service and hard work of so many Americans who make our country great through their sacrifice. And this year, we know that far too many face a daily struggle that puts the comfort and security we all deserve painfully out of reach.

So when we gather tomorrow, let us also use the occasion to renew our commitment to building a more peaceful and prosperous future that every American family can enjoy.

It seems like a lifetime ago that a crowd met on a frigid February morning in Springfield, Illinois to set out on an improbable course to change our nation.

In the years since, Michelle and I have been blessed with the support and friendship of the millions of Americans who have come together to form this ongoing movement for change.

You have been there through victories and setbacks. You have given of yourselves beyond measure. You have enabled all that we have accomplished -- and you have had the courage to dream yet bigger dreams for what we can still achieve.

So in this season of thanks giving, I want to take a moment to express my gratitude to you, and my anticipation of the brighter future we are creating together.

With warmest wishes for a happy holiday season from my family to yours,

President Barack Obam



Sandee said...

Thanks for the wonderful comment on my blog. That was very nice of you. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Jack. :)

Puss-in-Boots said...

What a lovely message. That President of yours is one admirable and unique human being. Happy Thanksgiving...if a little late.

Merle said...

Dear Jack ~~ I liked President Obama's
speech, and he didn't forget the servicemen and women away from home.
Thanks for posting it to share with us.I am glad you enjoyed "The Present" and I like to read it over again as it's so inspiring. Glad you liked the photos and it was lovely to see some good friends and enjoy their
company for a day. Lots of laughter
Thank you for your kind words Jack
We have blessings all around us all
and for that I am most grateful. I
feel I know so many dear blogger friends and I am glad of that also.
Take care Jack, Regards, Merle.

The Phosgene Kid said...

Barack who? Well, there's always 2012.

Peter said...

I'm cathing up a bit, even though its very belated, while I have computer/internet access.
Thanks for traveling along with Frank, Tom (my TomTom GPS), and I, we are all currently at Wudinna SA with Vicki, Rex and my grand-daughter Jenna (their niece) who is over from WA to help out with the wheat harvest.