For this Thanksgiving, give thanks for the brave souls who left tyranny, boarded a small wooden ship and sailed a vast, hostile ocean to an unknown fate…all in the search for their destiny, and for freedom.
Give thanks for the brave, rag tag militia who overthrew the world’s superpower and secured the freedoms and liberties we’ve enjoyed in this country for over two centuries.
Give thanks for the foundation principles of our country: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Give thanks for the faith that the Pilgrims and the Founding Fathers had in religious freedom.
Give thanks for family, friends and loved ones.
Most of all, give thanks to God, without who’s blessing none of this would be possible.