November 22, 2012
As the holiday season begins most Americans begin to think about family, friends, giving and the love they share with those they hold dear. Much of what we have to be thankful for is due to the efforts and bravery of our men and women in uniform who are deployed today. While I'm safe at home this year with my family, I would like to recognize those heroes who cannot be with their loved ones to celebrate this uniquely American holiday, as I remember what it has been like, and may again, to be away from where I'd much rather be at a time of Thanksgiving.
To our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Guardians; I salute you, and wish you a safe and bountiful Thanksgiving!
Be safe and prosperous today! Happy Thanksgiving!