In 1985, President Ronald Reagan addressed America with an unforgettable Thanksgiving Day message:
“You know, the Statue of Liberty and this wonderful holiday called Thanksgiving go together naturally, because although as Americans we have many things for which to be thankful, none is more important than our liberty. Liberty, that quality of government, that brightness of mind and spirit for which the pilgrim fathers braved the seas and Americans through two centuries have laid down their lives. Today, while religion is suppressed in perhaps one-third of the world, we Americans are free to worship the Almighty as we choose. While entire nations must endure the yolk of tyranny, we are free to speak our minds, to enjoy an unfettered and vigorous press and to make government abide by the limits we deem just. While millions live behind walls, we remain free to travel throughout the land to share this precious day with those we love most deeply; the members of our families. My fellow Americans, let us keep this Thanksgiving Day sacred. Let us thank God for the bounty and goodness of our nation. And as a measure of our gratitude, let us re-dedicate ourselves to the preservation of this, the land of the free and the home of the brave. From the Reagan family to your family, Happy Thanksgiving and God bless you all.”
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