To Our Friends and Colleagues,
Thank you for giving us so much—our families, rights, freedom, economy, and health. Even with all of the many compromises we make and endure, we have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Our lives started with our mothers who gave us life and sustenance before we came into this world. This Thanksgiving, I would like to give thanks to my mother, who made sure I had two new Kleenex tissues everyday, folded into quarters and then tucked into my pants pocket when I went off to kindergarten. She would inspect me up and down before deeming me fit to walk into PS 222 in Brooklyn.