Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Tomorrow, November 26th, is Thanksgiving Day - that
uniquely American holiday.

Like millions of Americans everywhere, at The
Thinking Nationalist's house, we'll be sitting down
to Turkey with all the trimmings and side dishes,
crowned by the better half's Velvet Bundt Cake
and Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Pie.

Wow - my waistline can hardly wait.

And we'll be joined by friends and loved ones
coming in from out of town, as many of you will.

So while we get ready to celebrate, let's remember
some very special people who either won't be sitting down
to turkey tomorrow, or if they do, in a far place thousands
of miles from home.

I'm talking about the one million men and women of
our Armed Forces - and especially those in Iraq and
Afghanistan, who will be eating a cold MRE
(Meal Ready to Eat - "three lies in one") if they get
anything at all.

With all that is going on in our country right now,
let's not forget that these young men and women
are OUR REAL HEROES - young people who have left
Home and Family to Fight for Freedom in some of the
world's most godforsaken places.

What can we do? Let's remember them, for one thing.
And should we be fortunate enough to meet one of
them in uniform, let's step up and thank them for their

I do - every chance I get.

And if you've got an extra place at your table, invite
someone who is serving to Thanksgiving Dinner at
your house. They'll love you for it.

And so will the rest of us.

So - Happy Thanksgiving to All - and we'll be back with
more posts on Friday.

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