Saturday, December 25, 2021
Christmas is a special day - the anticipation, the culmination of weeks of planning and preparations, and then - it is here. Even in these challenging times, we have much to be thankful for - our families and all of those we care about, and the joys that we share. Christmas reminds us that the gifts that we give and the gifts that we receive are truly exceptional because each is an expression of kindness. In that spirit, it is my hope we will all take a few moments today to acknowledge our men and women in uniform who are currently on duty and away from family as well as our first responders and medical professionals who are helping keep us safe and well. Their service on our behalf is also a gift.
On this very special Christmas day from the North Pole to the South Pole or any point in between, wherever you are, I wish you peace, good health, and happiness. May the blessings of Christmas be with you and your family always.