Thanksgiving Essays and Contributions

December 14, 2012

Dear Participant,

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. We received outstanding poems, essays, and artwork that exemplify the creativity of New York State’s young people.

The submissions received are remarkable in what they represent – showing gratitude and respect for family, friends, our troops fighting overseas, and many other important subjects and activities. I am humbled and honored to see such inspiring contributions in response to what is a deceptively difficult question: “What are you thankful for?”

On behalf of the New York State Senate, I would like to offer my wholehearted congratulations to all of the participants in this year’s Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. 


Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr

Elizabeth Blackwell MS 210 Q

I.S.141Q Steinway

P.S. 153Q Maspeth Elementary School

P.S. 174Q William Sidney Mount

P.S. 229 Emanuel Kaplan

P.S. 66Q

Robert E. Peary School