Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Governor’s Weekly Message: Giving Thanks

 In his Thanksgiving Week message, Governor Jack Markell sends a message of thanks to Delawareans, who make this state a great place to grow up, raise a family, go to work and retire.
“I want to use this message, this week, to say thanks. To thank you, your friends and your neighbors. For giving me and others the incredible honor of having the chance to serve you. For giving us the chance to commit ourselves each day to the goal of making some of these tough times a little easier, to fight to bring more jobs and opportunity here, to work to make our state’s schools even stronger,” said the Governor. “Thank you, for everything you do, to make this such an incredible place to call home – To make Delaware such a great place grow up, a great place to raise a family, a great place to work and, as more and more of the country is noticing, a great place to retire.”
One of the characteristics that define our state is how quickly people pull together, to fight together to overcome obstacles. The Governor put those characteristics in a historical context: “From the very moment we became The First State, Delawareans have pulled together and made clear along the way that we don’t settle, and we don’t stop. We look forward, and we push forward and we fight, for our families, and friends and neighbors in this, our great state of neighbors,” he said.
During his Thanksgiving, the Governor will join others in serving a Thanksgiving Day meal to those in need at Emmanuel Dining Room in Wilmington.
“Please accept this thank you, from me, from our Lt. Governor Matt Denn, the members of our Cabinet and others, for the chance to work with you and for you, to keep Delaware, moving forward,” Markell said.
About the Governor’s Weekly Message:
At noon every Friday, a new video message is posted to the Governor’s website and YouTube channel and is distributed to Delaware media outlets. Transcripts of the messages are posted and the audio version of the Governor’s message is available on iTunes as a podcast for distribution to personal MP3 players and home computers. The Governor’s weekly message is currently being carried on the air and posted on websites by various media outlets, and the direct link is:
Constituents, media outlets and others are free to link to the Governor’s video message on YouTube - – or on his Facebook page – or on the Delaware State website at All are also invited to follow him on Twitter – – and submit ideas through
Transcript of the Governor’s weekly message: Giving Thanks

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