Today is Thanksgiving Day and much of our country is in a state of distress. So perhaps we should all take a moment to remember that we still have much for which to be thankful, and people who are working for us in many places and professions who won't have a typical Thanksgiving Day.

There are the issues we see in the news, and there are many other matters being attended to that we rarely if ever hear about.So please take a moment to thank all those who can't spend the day with their loved ones, enjoying the many benefits of living in America.

Thank you to all members of the military who are on duty today, in the states, in foreign countries, and in war zones around the world. Thank you to the police, firefighters, EMTs, ambulance drivers, Life Flight pilots and crews, doctors, nurses, aides and attendants, anyone and everyone who is spending part of their day looking out for the rest of us.

And thank you to their families and friends who won't breathe easy until those special people make it back home safely.

 Happy Thanksgiving.