“Well, West Virginia, it is once again the most wonderful time of the year!
“As we gather with our families, and enjoy the traditions and festivities in our communities, it is my hope that we give love, peace, and happiness to one another.
“As we reflect on the past year, we have so much to be grateful for, despite the challenges we may face.
“This Christmas, as we pause and reflect on the important things around us, I encourage you to embrace the joy, feelings, and meaning of the holiday season.
“I also ask that you remember the men and women serving overseas, first responders and law enforcement officers, and our medical professionals, who are not able to spend the holidays with their loved ones.
“From my family to yours, Merry Christmas!
“May your day be merry and bright, and the year ahead be full of blessings for you and your family.”