As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I can’t help but think how truly blessed we are. As we prepare to gather with friends and family this Thanksgiving Day, let me share with you the top four things I’m thankful for.
I’m thankful to be a citizen of our great nation. We have a great tradition of liberty and inclusiveness – the diverse contributions of all Americans have been the bedrock of our strength and resolve.
I’m thankful to be a member of our Armed Forces serving our country and defending our freedom. The brotherhood of arms is a noble profession and the defense of our great liberties at home and the growth of these liberties abroad in locations such as Afghanistan and Iraq makes our service a vital and worthy cause.
I’m also thankful for these current times of challenge and change. Living in this dynamic period of time is like no other. The stress of our daily efforts is undeniable, but rest assured that your efforts are making this world a better place.
I’m especially thankful to serve with such an awesome team of warriors as the men and women of USAFE. You bring your courage, dedication, and commitment to the fight each and every day no matter where you’re stationed. You are what make us the most respected and feared air and space force in the world!
Wherever you are this Thanksgiving holiday, take a few moments to reflect on how thankful you are – together we have much to look forward to and much to celebrate.