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Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving

 
By Maj. Gen. Kent Savre and  Command Sgt. Maj. Jon Stanley
Special to GUIDON

The first shared autumn harvest feast between Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag American Indians occurred nearly four centuries ago.

In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed this yearly tradition as an official holiday, Thanksgiving, to be celebrated the fourth Thursday of November.

On Thanksgiving, we take time with family and friends to count our blessings, including the freedoms our military team works so hard to protect. As we reflect upon the many privileges we share, please also remember our nation’s deployed service members and their family members separated during the holiday.

We ask that leaders keep safety a priority as we approach the long weekend. Engage your teams and look out for one another.

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