Happy Thanksgiving!

A heartfelt and sincere HfT! from all of us at ITOC to– as Dave Canterbury might say– all of our “sponsors, affiliates, family and friends,” and our magnificent loyal corps of readers and commenters.

This is of course a holiday with deep roots. Take some time to read George Washington’s proclamation of 3 October 1789, naming a day of national Thanksgiving.

Finally, we will end with a reminder sent along by USMC0802 that, from Washington to Watts, Thanksgiving is pure America…

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About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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One Response to Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. burkemblog says:

    I miss spending Thanksgiving in a mess hall–I was mess officer as a lieutenant, then supply and services officer at Ft Gordon, GA, where I supervised a large contract for dining facilities, and then XO of the main support battalion in 1st Armored Division in Germany, where I had to eat in two mess halls (I was fat as a tick afterwards) because we had two. OTOH, our favorite Thanksgiving was spent in Paris in 1991–I’d come back (alive!) from the Gulf War, stood down our division (you haven’t lived until you’ve had to close out all the property and supply accounts for an armored division) and we were at loose ends, so my wife, our daughter, and I flew to Paris Wednesday night from Nuremberg and flew back on Sunday–spent four nights in the French officer’s club in the 1st Arrondissement, wandered around Paris every day. Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

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