Commander sends Thanksgiving message

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  • By Maj. Gen. Loren Reno
  • Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center Commander
To the men and women of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center,
   In 1789, President George Washington declared a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to give thanks to God for the many blessings that have been bestowed upon our nation.
   Since then, our blessings have done nothing but multiply, and for that we should also be thankful.
   President Kennedy said, "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
   First and foremost ... I am thankful for my family, my nation and my service. I am thankful for every one of you and for your hard work and dedication to our country. I am also thankful that together we can help preserve the blessings of liberty and prosperity for future generations.
   I plan to spend my Thanksgiving Day with family ... enjoying them, some good food, and probably some football. I hope you'll be able to enjoy this important holiday too.
   Whatever your plans may be, I look forward to your safe return ... and I am grateful for your service.