During this Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season, we should all be thankful for the many blessings we as Americans enjoy. While our nation faces many challenges both at home and abroad, we remain a strong and vibrant leader in the world. In particular, we must thank the brave men and women of the United States military who are defending our freedoms and protecting American families around the world. They are the very best our nation has to offer, and I am thankful for their sacrifice.