As Alabamians gather across the state to celebrate this truly American holiday of Thanksgiving, the Alabama Congressional delegation has taken to social media and email messages to spread the message of Thanksgiving and all that they’re thankful for.
Here’s what they’re saying this Thanksgiving:
U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions:
On this Thanksgiving Day, let us give thanks to God for the blessings in our lives and reflect on our gratitude to the men and women who came before us and carved out this magnificent nation upon this beautiful continent. I wish all of you a special time with those dearest to you, and let us also keep in our hearts those brave souls serving under our flag in distant lands far away from family and home. God bless, and happy Thanksgiving to one and all.
U.S. Rep. Bradley Bryne (AL-01):
With all the negative things going on in the world today, it would be easy to lose site of all the blessings in our lives.
Personally, I am thankful for my loving wife, four children, grandson, and entire family. They bring so much joy and happiness to my life.
I am thankful to live in such a beautiful part of the country with truly amazing friends and neighbors who would do anything for one another. I am thankful for our local churches and charity organizations who go out of their way to support and provide for those who are less fortunate during the holidays.
I am thankful for the men and women who serve in the United States military to help keep our nation safe and secure. I am equally thankful for our veterans who have devoted and sacrificed so much in defense of the freedoms we hold dear.
I am thankful to live in the greatest country on the face of the earth where every person, regardless of their background, has the opportunity to achieve the American dream.
Finally, I am thankful for an all-loving God through whom all blessings flow.
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (AL-02):
I hope you and your family are having a wonderful Thanksgiving.
This is such a special holiday to me because it is a time when we as a nation take time to pause from our hectic schedules and thank God for all that he has blessed us with. As we gather with family and friends, let’s all take time to count our many blessings.
I’m thankful for the blessing of family; for my husband, Riley and our two children, Margaret and George; for my parents; for my sweet grandmother and all of our dear family and friends.
I’m thankful for the blessing of freedom, to live in the United States and for the rights we enjoy as Americans. I’m keenly aware that we only have those rights and freedoms because brave Americans were willing to fight for them, and I’m so grateful for those who have served in uniform to protect our nation, our communities and our families.
As you know, many military personnel are serving right now in faraway places where they can’t be with their families. I hope you’ll join me in taking a moment to remember them and say a special prayer of protection.
U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (AL-04):
I hope and pray that all of you have a blessed Thanksgiving. I also hope that you will take time to truly give thanks to God for the blessings we all have.
U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (AL-05):
Today we pause to reflect on everything for which we are truly grateful. Wishing you and yours a happy and safe Thanksgiving!
U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (AL-06):
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07)
“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” — Maya Angelou