President-elect Barack Obama released a preview of the Weekly Democratic Radio Address today, in which he discusses the meaning of the Thanksgiving holiday in this challenging time. He underscores that the spirit that binds us together as Americans is the same spirit that will lead us out of this economic crisis through bold, swift action.
Times are tough. There are difficult months ahead. But we can renew our nation the same way that we have in the many years since Lincoln’s first Thanksgiving: by coming together to overcome adversity; by reaching for – and working for – new horizons of opportunity for all Americans. So this weekend – with one heart, and one voice, the American people can give thanks that a new and brighter day is yet to come.