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November 22, 2017

Statement from Governor Phil Scott for Thanksgiving

Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement for Thanksgiving.

"Thanksgiving is a time to gather with friends and family, give thanks for the blessings in our lives, and show kindness and respect to one another. As one of our nation's oldest traditions, it's also a time to reflect on the American ideals of freedom, tolerance and unity. So, as we give thanks this holiday, I hope the spirit of appreciation and togetherness are carried on throughout the year, strengthening the bonds of our communities and helping Vermont set an example for civility and respect.

"This year, I'm thankful for my family and friends, the great people of Vermont and the state employees I have the pleasure of working with each day. I am always thankful to all those who serve or have served in our military - many of whom are not able to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families, but whose sacrifice has ensured we can.

"And, thank you to all who make Vermont a great place to live. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving."

Governor Scott signed a proclamation recognizing November 23, 2017 as a Day of Thanksgiving in Vermont. To view the full proclamation, please visit:

Media Contact: Rebecca Kelley, Office of the Governor,, 802-828-6403

Source: Office of the Governor
Last Updated at: November 22, 2017 15:32:43
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