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November 22, 2012 - 12:53 PM

Happy Thanksgiving from Senator Burr

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On this Thanksgiving Day, let us reflect on what we as a nation have to be grateful forand give thanks to God our Creator and to the brave men and women who have come before us and sacrificed their lives for our freedoms and our security.  As Americans, we enjoy rights and liberties unheard of in many parts of the world, and we have a democracy that puts the power of an elected government in the hands of the people.  Regardless of your political leaning, what we experienced on November 6 of this year – a peaceful, democratic election – is a foreign concept to people living in many countries across the world.  Even today, there are many men and women who are separated from their families because they are serving our nation in order to keep us safe and free.

Please keep those brave Americans and their families in your thoughts and prayers, and remember the debt of gratitude we owe them when they return home.  Also, please keep in mind our fellow Americans who are struggling to make ends meet, and do what you can to help them however possible.  Ours is a great nation because of the sacrifices made by all of us – both the brave souls in uniform and your friends and neighbors who do what they can to provide for those who are less fortunate than they.  This Thanksgiving, remember all that we have to be thankful for and commit yourself to building upon those things and make this nation even greater for the next generation.