Happy Thanksgiving

Have a happy Thanksgiving. While you’re in your comfortable home, or in someone else’s, enjoying your feast give a thought towards all those in uniform who won’t be home for the holiday and for their families who will have an empty place at the table.

Soldiers at Thanksgiving dinner
So That We Can Have A Happy Thanksgiving

Those men and women and their sense of duty and willingness to sacrifice are what allows the rest of us to have families, homes, food, and holidays to celebrate. These are all privileges that they earned for the rest of us. Some small, quiet bit of gratitude for that during Thanksgiving is more than in order.

I might also suggest, depending upon your ancestral culture and religious sensibilities, that you set an extra place at the table for shades of those soldiers who will never come home for any holiday ever again.

Related Reading:

For the Common Defense: A Military History of the United States from 1607 to 2012, 3rd Edition
America's First Daughter: A Novel
The Thanksgiving Story
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Society: The Basics (14th Edition)

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