Murkowski Wishes Alaskans Happy Thanksgiving

Senator Marks 222 Years of “This Very American Holiday”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Lisa Murkowski today offered the following reflections on Thanksgiving Day:

“It has now been 222 years since George Washington himself designated Thanksgiving Day as ‘a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God.’

“Other countries have followed our lead in the centuries since, but this makes Thanksgiving itself an example of America leading by example, of our shared heritage – and of the gratitude we feel to just simply have a peaceful moment to recognize how fortunate we are, and how we don’t take any of our blessings for granted.

“More than football and early-morning sales, one of the traditions connected with Thanksgiving is coming together with friends and families and reflecting on all that is good.

“We Alaskans have a lot to be thankful for, whether it’s our state’s unique and friendly culture, the breathtaking natural beauty that surrounds us, or just the simplicity of Alaska life.

“So to all Alaskans enjoying this very American holiday: Happy Thanksgiving.”