Speaker Nancy Pelosi

U.S. House of Representatives

Dear Colleague on Thanksgiving Holiday

November 27, 2019
Press Release

Dear Colleague,

Thanksgiving is an all-American holiday, when our country recognizes the great blessings that have been bestowed upon our nation.

It is a season, when despite our other distractions, we take the time to celebrate with our loved ones and thank God for our blessings. 

The Bible’s wisdom in the Book of Ecclesiastes is echoed in the song “Turn! Turn! Turn!” by Pete Seeger: to everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven.  Let us take the guidance of the ancients and pop culture to recognize that this is a season to rest, relax and enjoy family and friendship.  

As we express our gratitude, let us thank God for blessing America with the greatness of the vision of our Founders and the courage of our men and women in uniform and their families.

Best wishes for a restful, hopeful and Happy Thanksgiving with your family, friends and communities.  Thank you for your service to our country.