I want to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving holiday from my family and me (sorry, Calvin Russell Kamp, our youngest grandchild who didn’t make it into this picture). May the beginning of this holiday season be truly memorable! I wish that I could thank each person individually who has played such an important and meaningful role in who I am today, but there are just so many. THANK YOU! Your support and encouragement have been amazing.
As a nation, we are blessed in so many ways, but there are many among us who are in need of assistance at this time. During this holiday season, let us ALL strive to do just a little more to help our family members, friends, neighbors, and perfect strangers overcome their unique challenges.
In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed that a day should be set aside to reflect on all our blessings. Lincoln saw the reason for thanks despite trying times (the country was in the grip of the Civil War). Given the challenging times that many in our country have faced this year (pandemic, fires, floods, hurricanes, poverty, etc.), a day such as Thanksgiving is critically important for all of us. Let us collectively make tomorrow better for all and as good as possible!