County Executive

Prince George's County, Maryland

Statement from County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III

For Immediate Release: 11/27/2013 6:00 PM

Contact: Scott L. Peterson Deputy Manager of Communications/Press Secretary Office of Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III (240) 619-9400

Thanksgiving Holiday

Upper Marlboro, MD – Today, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, released the following statement regarding Thanksgiving:

“150 years ago,  President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving Day a national holiday and since then it has become an important time for families and friends to gather and give thanks for tangible and non-tangible things that they have. It is a unique and wonderful American tradition that celebrates our humanity.

During this special season of expressing thanks, we celebrate the people in our lives and the blessings they bring.   We think about those less fortunate than us and reach out to provide them with help and assistance.  Thanksgiving is our annual reminder that we should be always thankful for the friends, families, loved ones, neighbors and colleagues that impact our lives every day.  People make the world go round and during Thanksgiving, we should take this time to count our blessings and extend a helping hand to a friend or neighbor in need.  Through care and compassion, we can transform lives and renew a person’s faith in themselves and mankind.

On behalf of the nearly 900,000 residents and 27 municipalities of Prince George’s County, I wish everyone a wonderful, safe, and enjoyable Thanksgiving. “