WASHINGTON, DC -- House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today:
"On this Thanksgiving Day, Americans from coast to coast will give their thanks for the many blessings that have been bestowed upon us as citizens of this great nation -- including our hard-won rights and liberties, and the opportunities and equality that we enjoy.
"This Thanksgiving, we again pay a special thanks to our servicemen and women around the globe, and especially those in harm's way in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families back here at home who have sacrificed greatly for us. We are deeply indebted to our brave men and women in uniform. On this Thanksgiving -- a time when millions of Americans will gather with family and friends -- it is very important that they know they continue to be in our thoughts and that we pray for their safe return home."