Senator Farley Reflects on the Meaning of the Thanksgiving Holiday

Hugh T. Farley

November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the 49th Senatorial District!

Thanksgiving not only commemorates the Pilgrims' celebration of the fruitful crops of 1621, but it is also a day of giving thanks for everything we are grateful for in our daily lives -- it's a time to stop, smell the roses and think about what is truly precious to us.

I'm sure you are like me when I say I give thanks for my lovely family and terrific friends. And we are all thankful for the roofs over our heads and the bountiful meals we receive every day.

Please take a few minutes this year at your Thanksgiving feast and remember the soldiers overseas who cannot be at their families' dinner table. Say a few words of thanks to them for keeping us free and allowing us to maintain our lifestyles.