|Grand Polemarch Thanksgiving Day Message 2016|
Once again we pause to give thanks for the many blessings God has bestowed upon each of us. We are grateful for the progress God has allowed us to make within the programs and initiatives we are implementing in this 33rd Administration.
We give thanks for the families that share our day-to-day lives, families that are there when we're on the mountain and when we're in the valley. We give thanks for our nation and the resiliency of our fellow-citizens, who work hard to ensure that America remains the greatest nation in the world.
As you celebrate Thanksgiving day, remember those who are not able to enjoy the privileges most of us in our great fraternity have. In every way possible, reach out and make somebody else have a better Thanksgiving Day.
Give special thanks to those who serve in the military, those who ensure that we are safe in our homeland, and that people around the world get a chance to see what democracy and freedom look like.
Yours in the Bond,
Thomas L. Battles, Jr.