Heading into the holiday season during these challenging times, we want to show appreciation and give thanks to the millions of frontline workers and essential employees keeping our state and country moving forward.
We’re thankful for all of our first responders and healthcare workers who continue to put their lives on the line as they battle on the frontlines of a resurging coronavirus.
These heroes – the nurses, firefighters, doctors, police officers, paramedics and others we consider to be first responders – have been the first line of defense against this new threat, often being separated from their families for long periods of time to keep them safe while protecting the greater population. Their sacrifices will not go unnoticed.
We’re also thankful for the unsung heroes, often taken for granted, who provide the essential services we rely on each and every day.
We’re thankful for the food workers – the farmworkers, farmers, grocery store clerks, baggers, stockers, truck drivers and many more in the food production chain – who continue to put food on our tables while working in increasingly hazardous conditions.
We’re thankful for the bank tellers, restaurant workers, plumbers, HVAC technicians, delivery drivers and many others who have to interact with customers every day to provide crucial services while risking greater exposure to the virus.
And we’re thankful for our public servants – the teachers, bus drivers, postal workers, poll workers, social workers, mental health therapists and so many others – working to help others and instill a sense of normalcy in our daily lives.
Essentially, we’re thankful for all essential workers and any person who continues to do their job in the face of adversity while carrying us through the pandemic.
We wish you all a happy and safe holiday season and hope you get to enjoy some quality time with friends and family, even if it must be done virtually.
For you we are thankful, and we wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving.