Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours
Today, Americans from all walks of life and all political persuasions come together as one and reflect upon all those things for which we are thankful -- our family, our friends, our country, and the ideals we hold so dear.
Marcelle and I have so much for which to be thankful.
We are thankful for the health and well-being of our daughter, two sons, two daughters-in-law, son-in-law, and five beautiful grandchildren.
We are thankful for the warmth of our neighbors here in Vermont and our friends around the world -- the old friendships that still flourish even as our lives have changed quite a bit over the decades, and all the new friendships we've made through public service.
We are thankful to our men and women in uniform, especially those who can't be with their families today.
We are thankful to those who came before us, emigrating to this great land, fighting for our freedoms, and building a more prosperous, more just world for each successive generation.
We are thankful for the opportunity Vermonters have given us to continue that legacy, so that we may leave our grandchildren -- and their children -- with a nation and a planet better off than those which we inherited.
And we thank you for all your help and support along the way.
We wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Patrick and Marcelle Leahy