“Today, on a day that America sets aside to give thanks, I am especially thankful for the brave men and women in our nation’s armed forces. We are all grateful for your courage, devotion to duty, and sacrifice. And I give thanks to your families and loved ones, for they too, make a great sacrifice.
“I am also thankful for family and friends, and for all of the people throughout our great state who use their time and talents to make a real difference in their communities. You help make Maine such a special place to live.
“Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!”