Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thank You and Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for all of the blessings that have been bestowed upon us; it is a time for people to show appreciation for their achievements, for the people in their lives, for good health, and for friends and family. I am especially thankful for my beautiful and loving daughters Shermona and Ayisha, and for my soul mate, my best friend and the most beautiful, loving and wonderful person I have ever met, my wife and the next First Lady of our City, my Amelia, affectionately known as "Mimi."

As a people, we have much to be thankful for. We must be thankful and forever grateful for our men and women in the armed services who protect us abroad and on the homeland. Their dedication to defending and preserving the freedoms we enjoy as a nation deserve our thanks and appreciation. We must also be thankful for the bravest and finest among us, our public safety professionals, who put themselves in harm’s way to protect our city, our homes, and our neighborhoods each and every day.

Finally, I must thank all of the people of Plainfield for the opportunity they have given me and for the confidence placed in me to be the next mayor of our great City. Again, thank you. Plainfield, and Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Photo by Bernice Paglia

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