December 23, 2014

Manchin Family Wishes All West Virginians a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement wishing all West Virginians a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

“On behalf of my wife Gayle and the entire Manchin family, I would like to wish all West Virginians and Americans a very merry Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

“There is no time like the holidays to celebrate our countless blessings – especially the love of our families and friends. I have always said that ‘If you can count your blessings, you can share your blessings.’ During this blessed time, I hope all of us will share our blessings by sharing generously with those less fortunate.

“As you gather together with your loved ones, remember that we wouldn’t be able to enjoy our blessings without the brave men and women who are overseas this holiday season, keeping this great country safe by giving up their own family gatherings for the rest of us. Let us keep them and their families in our hearts and prayers, not just during the holidays, but every day of the year.

“And for the New Year, let us all resolve to build a future of peace, freedom and prosperity for ourselves, our families, our communities and our country. My wish is that the joyful spirit that surrounds you this holiday season stays with you throughout the New Year.

“Again, Gayle and I wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and we pray that each of you enjoy the holidays filled with perpetual joy, hope and peace. May God bless us all and may God continue to bless America, and the great state of West Virginia.”

To view a brief video of Senator Manchin’s Christmas greeting for broadcast purposes, please click on the FTP links below:

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