Thanksgiving is a time to reflect upon those things for which we are most appreciative—maybe the things we take for granted as we go through our daily lives. First and foremost, I am thankful for my family.

I’m eternally grateful to the men and women serving in our Armed Forces, who put their lives on the line each and every day to protect our country. I’m thankful for our country’s law enforcement officers and first responders, who answer the call of duty to help their fellow citizens in times of need. And I’m thankful for the American people entrusting us with the opportunity to serve in Congress and make a positive difference in people’s lives.

From my family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving.