Happy Thanksgiving to all that are away from Home Working to keep this Country Running. We all know that the Average Citizen has no idea what the U.S. Merchant Marine is but if not for the sacrifices of all that sail our world would be a very different place.
My Last Company had about the best way of splitting up the Holidays. If your crew worked Thanksgiving, you were then off for both Christmas and New Years. I hated when companies spilt Christmas and New Years as it meant having to leave the day or two after Christmas to head back to work. This really cut down on any plans to travel to see family for Christmas.
There have been a lot of posts about retail stores closing on Holidays so people can spend time with their families. While think this is a great thing but how many Young People really get together with Family anymore? Most of the Younger Generation that I know care more about when and if the Local Bars will be open.
So once again, HAPPY THANKSGIVING to Everyone for the sacrifices that are made to give a better life to our Love Ones back home!