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Let us give thanks

By Maj. Gen. Leslie Smith and Command Sgt. Maj. Terrence Murphy
Special to GUIDON

Tomorrow, we celebrate Thanksgiving, which is one of the most popular holidays in America.

Established by the Pilgrims in 1621,  Thanksgiving was acknowledged on a national basis by presidential proclamation from Abraham Lincoln in 1863.  

In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a joint resolution of Congress, changing national Thanksgiving Day to the fourth Thursday in November.

During the time you spend with loved ones or during times of reflection, we encourage you to acknowledge all you have to be thankful for — a great purpose, a great nation, a great profession, great colleagues and great Family members.

As you enjoy the holiday, I expect leaders to set the example by practicing safety at all times.  

Know your people, and know their plans.  

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