November 25, 2015

Manchin Wishes West Virginians a Happy Thanksgiving

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement wishing West Virginians a happy Thanksgiving:

“I have always said that if you can count your blessings, you can share your blessings. This is a lesson that I learned from my parents at a young age, and it has stuck with me throughout my life. It is a message I have proudly passed along to my own children and grandchildren. Starting at Thanksgiving and throughout this holiday season, I encourage all West Virginians to pause and truly give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy each day by sharing those blessings with those in need.

“Thanksgiving is an important time to reflect on how blessed we are as Americans. We are so fortunate to live in the land of the free, and every year, we come together no matter what is happening in the life of our country to give thanks. Although we should thank our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, Guard Members and Reservists every day for their dedication to this country, I ask all West Virginians to take a moment today to thank those who risk their own lives each day to keep us safe.

”Despite daily struggles we may encounter, we are all blessed to live in this wonderful country. I am thankful each day for the opportunity to represent the great state of West Virginia. On behalf of Gayle and our whole family, we wish you and your family a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. God bless America, and God bless the great state of West Virginia.”