Here's Gov. Palin's contribution to National Review's collection of Thanksgiving messages at NRO Symposium:
I am giving thanks for so much this Thanksgiving. I’m grateful that we enjoy the “blessings of liberty” secured by our Constitution. I’m grateful for the protection of America’s finest, our men and women in uniform — many of whom will spend Thanksgiving far from their loved ones so that we might celebrate with our families in peace and security.Messages were also contributed by Senator-elect Marco Rubio, the next Speaker of the House John Boehner, classicist Victor Davis Hanson, economics guru Larry Kudlow and others.
I’m grateful that America’s children can look forward to a hopeful future because their mothers and fathers will make the sacrifices generations of American parents have made to safeguard freedom and opportunity.
I’m grateful that our land is rich in resources — all that we need to sustain ourselves and secure our prosperity.
I’m grateful that all Americans have the equal opportunity to earn, contribute, create, produce, perform, and succeed by our own merits and through the application of a sincere work ethic. I’m grateful for the ingenuity, innovation, and optimism that still animate the American spirit.
Most of all, I’m grateful that the steadying hand of Providence that guided the Pilgrims to Plymouth Rock continues to guide us toward a better future.