"I want to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving. As a nation, we will continue to have challenges– but we also have so much to be thankful for. Today is an important day to acknowledge the freedoms and liberties we all enjoy. We should remember that we would never have been able to enjoy this day without the countless sacrifices of the many generations before us and the sacrifices of those who are serving around the world today. I want to offer a special thanks to the men and women in our Armed Forces who cannot be with their loved ones on this Thanksgiving. Please have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend."