before you go…

Before you go…

Before your arms are elbow-deep in turkey…

Before your brain is burned on football…

I would like to wish all of my family and friends below the Great White North a Happy Thanksgiving. May you have the joy of loved ones, good food, and — yes — football. May your travels be swift and safe.

To all the troops out there unable to be home with those they love — mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, husbands, wives, children, friends for Thanksgiving, sending you a special Thanksgiving greeting filled with encouragement and support. You are not alone. May you be enjoying a Thanksgiving feast as I post. Be safe.

To those military families with an empty place at their table this year, I send you the same. Know that the sacrifices each and every one of you make every single day matter.

167 deployed soldiers are awaiting adoption today with Soldiers’ Angels. Let’s not disappoint them.