Today, we take a break from our daily routines to come together with family and friends to give thanks. This tradition carries over from the pilgrims who settled in America from Europe in the hope for a better life.
America has proven through the generations to truly be the land of freedom for which each of us should be grateful. While our current politics may seem full of division, what bonds us together as a country is still far stronger. Our free market economic system provides opportunity for each of us.
I will take time away from the political battles of the day to join with my family to give thanks for them and for being able to live in the land of promise, opportunity and freedom. I wish you a Thanksgiving free of political fights and one full of hope for the year that lies ahead.
Richard, James and I, along with our dog Bailey, wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving.