From the President's Desk...
As we continue marching through November the holiday season will soon be upon us, which for many people represents their favorite time of the year. The first holiday on the list is Thanksgiving.
This holiday traces its roots all the way back to the time of the Founding Fathers of the United States, when many state legislatures recognized it. Later, in 1863 President Lincoln issued a beautifully written proclamation (which I’d urge you to find on the internet and read for yourself) that set the precedent for Thanksgiving. Federal legislation in 1941 codified the federal holiday on the fourth Thursday of November.
For generations American families have come together to celebrate with one another and give thanks for the many blessings in their lives. In modern times this includes a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings, watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade, taking in some NFL football, and spending the next day, Black Friday, fighting the crowds looking for great deals while shopping for Christmas gifts.
As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season begins with Thanksgiving, I’d encourage you to slow down and take some time to consider the original meaning of this holiday. Spend quality time with your family and give thanks for the blessings, both big and small, that we all receive and too often take for granted.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!