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Thankful in 2020

By Greg Huggins
Posted Nov 17th 2020 8:20AM

Without a doubt, 2020 will be a year to remember. Amidst all the trials and tribulations, it can be difficult to find things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. 

Remember to give thanks for the healthcare workers during a very trying and tiresome time dealing with the virus. 

Remember to give thanks for the first responders. Police, firefighters and emergency personnel that continued to serve this country despite the risks of riots, wildfires and the pandemic. 

Give thanks for all the people of this country who stepped up during a time of supply shortages to help fill the voids. 

The restaurateurs who developed new ways to serve those who were in need. 

For the volunteers who helped distribute much needed supplies to those who could not help themselves. 

Give thanks for the scientists and researchers who continue to work hard trying to develop a vaccine to combat COVID-19.

Give thanks for the transportation workers who deliver the supplies.

Thanks to farmers for adopting safer practices to keep the workers in the fields to harvest much needed food.

In short, give thanks for all the hard working Americans who keep this country running. As we have seen this year, our country is a fragile machine. If one part fails, it can have a devastating effect on the other parts. 

Thanks to all the men and women of this nation for continuing to keep to America great. In our brief 244 year history, we have endured thanks to all the people who keep the machine running.

Among those things to remember to give thanks for this year, remember to give thanks for voting. No matter who you voted for in this year’s election, and regardless of the outcome, be thankful that you have the ability, the opportunity, to be able to vote for your elected officials. Not all nations allow their citizens this privilege.

See you down the road,