May your Thanksgiving be surrounded with family and friends filled with laughter and good hearty food.

The true meaning of Thanksgiving, which occurs on the fourth Thursday in November, is based on the colonial Pilgrims’ 1621 harvest meal. The holiday continues to be a day for Americans to gather for a day of feasting, family, friends and even football. Most of us have family or friends to share this day which we are so be grateful for.

Many other have lost their families or good friends and those times are hard to handle with only the fond memories that they once shared. Memories are good, but it’s nothing like those times we shared in person.

Today, I am grateful for my family, friends and I am grateful for each of you.

May your Thanksgiving be a wonderful day to enjoy and treasure those memories for years to come.