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Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Giving Thanks Through Giving Back

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Date Posted: Friday, November 25, 2016



The first Thanksgiving, which took place nearly 400 years ago, launched a tradition of coming together to give thanks, break bread, and deepen connections between neighbors. I hope that on this Thanksgiving weekend you have the opportunity to do the same. While I have always appreciated this opportunity to gather with family and friends and focus on all we have to be thankful for, as Governor, I’ve also had the privilege to better recognize the Delawareans who quietly work every day to make our communities stronger, with little fanfare. They are public employees, including service providers, public safety workers, educators, and many more, and all the support staff who make the impact of their collective work possible. They are the men and women in uniform who are deployed abroad in service to our state and country, and who respond to emergencies at home.

While the start of the holiday season marks a time of great joy for many, we are reminded that for those who struggle to provide their families with basic necessities, or who live in the shadows of our communities, this time of year is especially difficult. I am thankful for all of you – from non-profits, faith communities, government agencies, businesses, and from all walks of life – who give of their time and financial resources to help those less fortunate, and who remind us that we can all make a difference.

There are many ways to get involved: volunteering at a shelter, making a donation to a social service organization, or reaching out to a family in need. Sharing a small portion of what we have through a simple act of kindness means the world to a child who is hungry, or a fellow Delawarean who feels alone. By giving thanks through giving back, we’ll keep Delaware moving forward.

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Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Giving Thanks Through Giving Back

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Date Posted: Friday, November 25, 2016



The first Thanksgiving, which took place nearly 400 years ago, launched a tradition of coming together to give thanks, break bread, and deepen connections between neighbors. I hope that on this Thanksgiving weekend you have the opportunity to do the same. While I have always appreciated this opportunity to gather with family and friends and focus on all we have to be thankful for, as Governor, I’ve also had the privilege to better recognize the Delawareans who quietly work every day to make our communities stronger, with little fanfare. They are public employees, including service providers, public safety workers, educators, and many more, and all the support staff who make the impact of their collective work possible. They are the men and women in uniform who are deployed abroad in service to our state and country, and who respond to emergencies at home.

While the start of the holiday season marks a time of great joy for many, we are reminded that for those who struggle to provide their families with basic necessities, or who live in the shadows of our communities, this time of year is especially difficult. I am thankful for all of you – from non-profits, faith communities, government agencies, businesses, and from all walks of life – who give of their time and financial resources to help those less fortunate, and who remind us that we can all make a difference.

There are many ways to get involved: volunteering at a shelter, making a donation to a social service organization, or reaching out to a family in need. Sharing a small portion of what we have through a simple act of kindness means the world to a child who is hungry, or a fellow Delawarean who feels alone. By giving thanks through giving back, we’ll keep Delaware moving forward.

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