Ronald Reagan said during his first Thanksgiving proclamation that "as Americans we have many things for which to be thankful, none is more important than our liberty. Liberty: that quality of government, that brightness of mind and spirit for which the Pilgrim Fathers braved the seas and Americans for two centuries have laid down their lives."
President Reagan's words remain as true today as they were 20 years ago. Liberty is crucial to the American way of life. It deserves to be cherished and protected at all costs. In this day and age with so much divisiveness and turmoil, let us all come together in thanks. Thanks for what we have been given as a nation and thanks for what is yet to come. Let us be thankful that we have the freedom to disagree, to test different ideas, and to forge our own way forward in the world.
May you all have the happiest of Thanksgivings.