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With Gratitude and Thanksgiving

Mark Alexander · Nov. 23, 2016

“I do recommend and assign Thursday … next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be.” —George Washington, 1789

Patriots, please join me in welcoming this Thanksgiving with a pause to step back and reflect upon how blessed we really are — blessed far beyond any measure of what we deserve.

The din of the strident and divisive political contests this year, the challenges we face as a nation, and the enduring struggle to sustain Liberty can be overwhelming. And these things and others can distract us from taking account of the full measure of the innumerable ways our Creator has blessed us.

One of the ways this unworthy servant has been blessed is the opportunity to lead a team of young Patriots endeavoring to keep the “flame of Liberty” burning bright. We are honored to share the burden of defending our inheritance of Liberty side-by-side with you and millions of other Patriots steadfast in that defense.

To put our national Day of Thanksgiving into proper context is to express gratitude for, in the words of George Washington, “the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be.”

With this in mind, I invite you to read The History and Legacy of our National Thanksgiving.

For some added inspiration from our home state of Tennessee, listen to My Beautiful America from fellow Tennessean Charlie Daniels, or read his inspirational tribute to our great country.

In his first Thanksgiving proclamation, President Ronald Reagan wrote: “As we celebrate Thanksgiving … we should ask what we can do as individuals to demonstrate our gratitude to God for all He has done. Such reflection can only add to the significance of this precious day of remembrance. Let us recommit ourselves to that devotion to God and family that has played such an important role in making this a great Nation, and which will be needed as a source of strength if we are to remain a great people.”

Fellow Patriots, I humbly thank you for the privilege of serving as editor and publisher of The Patriot Post. On behalf of your Patriot team and our National Advisory Committee, I wish you a peaceful Thanksgiving, and God’s blessings to you and your family.

“Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the LORD is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.” —Psalm 100:4-5

Join us in daily prayer for our Patriots in uniform — Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen — standing in harm’s way in defense of Liberty, and for their families.

Pro Deo et Constitutione — Libertas aut Mors
Semper Vigilans Fortis Paratus et Fidelis

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