CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito wish West Virginians a Happy Thanksgiving!
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement wishing West Virginians a happy Thanksgiving.
“This year as West Virginians gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving, I am reminded of the great blessings we share as West Virginians and Americans. Growing up in Farmington, I was always taught that if you can count your blessings, you can share your blessings. And despite the challenges we faced this year, there is much to be grateful for.
“We have made great strides in our efforts to defeat COVID-19. America led the world in the creation of multiple safe and effective vaccines, allowing many West Virginia families to safely gather to celebrate Thanksgiving this year. I encourage any West Virginian who has not received the COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves, their loved ones and their community by getting vaccinated this holiday season.
“We are also grateful for all those who sacrifice to keep us safe. To our servicemembers, frontline workers and their families – we are so thankful for your service.
“Today and every day, I am thankful for the privilege to serve the great state of West Virginia. On behalf of Gayle, myself and our family, we wish you and your family a safe and happy Thanksgiving. God Bless America and God Bless our great state of West Virginia.”
A video of Senator Manchin’s statement can be found here.
U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released a video message ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Thanksgiving is such a special time of year, especially in West Virginia.
It’s a time when we gather with our friends and loved ones, a time when we celebrate our family traditions, and a time when we probably eat too much food!
But, Thanksgiving is more than just festivities.
It’s a time for us to ponder the lessons that we have learned.
It’s a time to reflect on the memories and people who came into our lives.
It’s a time to cherish the moments we spend with one another.
And, it’s a time to truly recognize all that we are thankful for.
Whether it’s family, friends, good health, the selfless men and women in uniform who protect our cherished freedoms, or the opportunity to serve our great state.
I recognize that I have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
As you join together with your loved ones this Thanksgiving, I encourage you to take a moment to reflect on the many blessings we all have as West Virginians and as Americans.
From my family to yours, I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving.