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John Mercure: Mercurey Rising

Thanksgiving

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I love Thanksgiving.

Christmas is awesome.  Fourth of July and Memorial Day make my heart swell with pride.  Valentine's Day is always special. Easter is amazing.  But I think Thanksgiving may be my favorite holiday.

There are no gifts. No cards. No decorations.  It is just about family.  What's better than getting together with family to share a meal and be thankful for our blessings? 

All week on the show we have been discussing the terrible situation in Israel, missiles raining down busses exploding, people dying.  I can't imagine living in that environment.  Everything you do, from going to work or the grocery store to looking out the window is impacted.  I spoke yesterday with a  Fox Point father whose son lives in Tel Aviv.  As a matter of fact the son lives just a couple of blocks from where a major bus bomb exploded earlier today.  I can't imagine how terrifying it would be to have a son or daughter that close to harms way.

It just reaffirms how grateful I am to live in the United States.  Is it perfect? No. Are there frustrations?  Yes. Is it still the best nation in the world? Absolutely.

On this Thanksgiving I am thankful for the United States. I am thankful for the military that fights to preserve our way of life. I am thankful for my beautiful daughters and wife. I am thankful for my amazing parents and grand parents. I am thankful for the rest of my awesome family and my friends.  I am thankful.

 

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