Happy Thanksgiving

by Anne Bennett on November 23, 2017

On January 6,1941, eleven months before the US became embroiled in WW II, Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his State of the Union Address to Congress. It later became known as the Four Freedoms speech because Roosevelt proposed four essential human rights that he said should be enjoyed “everywhere in the world.” These four freedoms were: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear.


Norman Rockwell created paintings depicting each of the freedoms for the cover of the Saturday Evening Post. This is the painting that was titled Freedom from Want. It has since become the iconic image of our American Thanksgiving celebration.

Whatever your family looks like, and however you celebrate this holiday, please take a moment to reflect on your blessings: your country, your family, your friends, your pets, and last but not least, yourself. For everyone I’ve met this year, thank you for giving me the opportunity to get to know you. I feel blessed to have made so many wonderful new friends, and to have continued to enjoy the company of old ones. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

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kufrog November 26, 2009 at 9:55 am

Thanks Anne, Right back at ya!!!

Linda November 27, 2009 at 4:22 pm

Lovely post, Anne! Thank you!

Jody Gittleman November 23, 2017 at 4:21 pm

Back atcha, Anne. Have a happy and healthy holiday season, starting today!

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