Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

November 2017

Dear Friends,

Thanksgiving is a special, universally American Holiday, where we have an opportunity to be gourmand without guilt, hug friends and family, feel the warmth of a cozy fire, after being at the high school football game. Indeed, a time for forgetting all those confounding events around us with isolated-focused time with family and friends. As I sit at my desk writing this, I can vividly remember Thanksgiving, 1970; while on submarine patrol in the North Atlantic, how lonely I was and how each of my shipmates longed to be home. I hope we all remember that people, in our armed forces, are away from home; regardless of Skype, Facebook etc., and alone, without the touch of family and loved ones. Let them, no matter where deployed, have the solace to know they will have Thanksgiving when they return to home and wish them all smooth sailing.  

Happy Thanksgiving,