Keep others in mind during Thanksgiving

  • Published
  • By General Robert H. “Doc” Foglesong
  • USAFE commander
Sacrifice has always been a hallmark of our great nation. Around the globe thousands of Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen are standing watch to ensure our freedom and way of life are preserved. Take time during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday to remember all those who serve in our armed forces.

Our military embodies the American values of compassion, tolerance and courage. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to our mission -- we couldn’t do it without your help. You provide the gift of peace and hope to many and the promise of a secure future for others.

As we celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends, remember those who are unable to spend the holiday season with their loved ones. Consider the sacrifices and support of our nation’s military spouses, sons and daughters. We couldn’t accomplish anything without their support, understanding and dedication.

I’m grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the world’s greatest air and space force and work with the extraordinary men and women of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe. To all of the USAFE team -- active duty, guard, reserve, civilians, contractors and family members -- thanks for all you do. Your courage and unwavering dedication are a true blessing to us all. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday!