On behalf of Melania, myself and the entire Trump family, I want to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving.
From the very beginning of our nation, Americans have come together to remember our blessings and give thanks to God.
This Thanksgiving, we remember more than 200,000 brave Americans who are currently serving overseas. We thank God for every patriot who serves our nation in uniform.
We also pause to pray for all of those who have suffered loss this year, especially survivors and families of the innocent Americans who were victims of the horrific and hateful acts of violence.
And we pray for everyone affected by catastrophic storms and devastating wildfires that have ravaged communities in California.
Every American heart is with those impacted by these terrible tragedies.
We thank every firefighter, first responder and law enforcement officer who raced into danger to save so many lives. These are brave people, these are great people, these are special people.
Our spirits are lifted as we witness Americans across the country rescue those who are in danger, support those who are in need, and come together to rebuild homes and restore hope.
This Thanksgiving, we express our profound gratitude to the family and friends who enrich our lives, to the neighbors who strengthen our communities, and to our fellow citizens who make this glorious nation into a beautiful home.
We are all thankful for the incredible prosperity booming all across our land. We thank God for the blessing of being American, the joy of spending time with loved ones, and the sacrifices made by the heroes who keep America safe, strong and free.
Thank you, God bless you, and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.
My fellow Americans.
Melania and I would like to wish you a blessed and joyful Thanksgiving.Nearly 400 years ago,
the pilgrims gathered with Native Americansto give thanks to their first harvest.
Just over a year before in September of 1620,he pilgrims set sail on the Mayflowerto settle a new land where they could live and worship freely.
They came to this continent with few resources,but rich in faith, courage, and dreams.They endured a treacherous voyage across the oceanand long days inside the ship's cabin as storms raged wild.Then when the pilgrims arrived at Plymouth,their first act was to pray.
Soon, they persevered through the months of bitter winterwith the help of Squanto and the Wampanoag tribe.
They survivedand began to build a new home for their families.
When their first Thanksgiving,they came together to rejoice after their harvestand praise God for his provision.
Since then,Americans have always remembered the blessings of freedomand the glory of God.
In his first year as president,George Washington proclaimed a day of public Thanksgiving in prayer.
He asked all citizens to united sincereand humble thanks for God's providenceand the founding of our country.
And in the midst of the Civil War,President Lincoln made the last Thursday in November a national holiday.
He called on Americans to come together with one heart and one voiceto thank God for his gracious giftsand to ask him to heal the wounds of the nationand to restore it.
Today we give thanks for all of the Pilgrims pioneers and Patriots who have gone before us,and for all those warriors who have kept us safe and free.This week we know that thousands of men and women in uniformwon't be able to come home for Thanksgiving.
They are standing watch around the world,facing down our enemies,and defending our great American flag.
We are eternally grateful for their courage, heroism and sacrifice.We also thank Americans at home who served their fellow Americans in need of a help in hand。and families who care for the sick,bring food to the hungry,and provide a loving home to children across the country.
This year, in the face of painful hardships,we have seen the incredible strength of the American spirit. Neighbors helping neighbors, strangers helping strangers,and citizens reaching out for those in need.
We pray for the Americans impactedby the devastating storms and wildfires that struck our nation.We mourn for the victims of the horrible shootings that stole so many innocent lives.And we thank God for the police, firefighters,paramedics and rescue workerswho put themselves in harm's way to save others.
The people of this nation come from all different backgrounds, but we are all one people and one American family.We all share the same heart, the same homeand the same glorious destiny.And we are all bound together bythe common bonds of love, loyalty and affectionthat make our country into a wonderful home.
Together we give thanks for the loved ones who grace our livesand for the heroes who protect our nation.
god bless you, and god bless America.