What Are You Thankful For?

November commemorates one of the first holidays established in our country—Thanksgiving. Historically, Thanksgiving began as a tradition of celebrating the harvest of the year. Over the years, it has grown into a time of reflection with family and friends.

What are you thankful for this year?

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Comment: I'm thankful that my husband will be home for the holidays (even though he'll be on duty).
Submitted by: tery on December 1, 2013
Comment: Thankful for the opportunity to Skype my deployed husband for 23 uninterrupted minutes today!!!
Submitted by: Britt on November 28, 2013
Comment: I am thankful for my lovely daughter, friends that treat us like family, a great new job, a great Army reserve unit and a loving God that makes it all possible.
Submitted by: Angelinas Mommy on November 27, 2013
Comment: There are so many reasons for giving thanks, each reason having a different meaning for everyone of us. Through the years that true meaning has been forgotten. We as Americans are thankful for our friends, family, health, wealth, and careers, but we forget about freedom, sacrifice, humility, compassion, and charity. The golden rule should apply every day of our lives not just during the holiday season. Charity begins at home, in this case we should be taking care of our own people who are homeless, jobless, and starving. There is a war going on in our own country! This war is called hunger and homelessness! Let us take care of our people many of whom are veterans, children and the elderly. They need us! Let us take care of our veterans many of whom are homeless, jobless and suffering from mental and physical injury caused by sending them to fight a war that has been going on for thousands of years. Take care of our many military no matter what branch they are and their family, remember their families serve as well as they do and they need our support. We need to feed our nation’s children many of whose only meal is when they are in school. These children are our future, they are our future leaders! Let’s not forget the elderly, without them we would not be here! One day we will be their age and need someone to take care of us. Most of all we should be thankful that we are alive and able to give to others! I know that I am thankful every day of my life that I am able to help others. Happy Holidays, Catherine Martin American Legion Auxiliary Unit 250 Middleburg, Florida
Submitted by: Cathy on November 27, 2013
Comment: There are so many reasons for giving thanks, each reason having a different meaning for everyone of us. Through the years that true meaning has been forgotten. We as Americans are thankful for our friends, family, health, wealth, and careers, but we forget about freedom, sacrifice, humility, compassion, and charity. The golden rule should apply every day of our lives not just during the holiday season. Charity begins at home, in this case we should be taking care of our own people who are homeless, jobless, and starving. There is a war going on in our own country! This war is called hunger and homelessness! Let us take care of our people many of whom are veterans, children and the elderly. They need us! Let us take care of our veterans many of whom are homeless, jobless and suffering from mental and physical injury caused by sending them to fight a war that has been going on for thousands of years. Take care of our many military no matter what branch they are and their family, remember their families serve as well as they do and they need our support. We need to feed our nation’s children many of whose only meal is when they are in school. These children are our future, they are our future leaders! Let’s not forget the elderly, without them we would not be here! One day we will be their age and need someone to take care of us. Most of all we should be thankful that we are alive and able to give to others! I know that I am thankful every day of my life that I am able to help others. Happy Holidays, Catherine Martin American Legion Auxiliary Unit 250 Middleburg, Florida
Submitted by: Cathy on November 27, 2013
Comment: Thankful for the strength of the Marine Special Operations Community. They're the most supportive and generous group of families.
Submitted by: Raising Raiders on November 27, 2013
Comment: My family!
Submitted by: Rache on November 27, 2013
Comment: I'm thankful to have my husband home with me this holiday season and not far away on a deployment. Time together is so precious!
Submitted by: Jen on November 26, 2013

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