1. to express gratitude, appreciation, or acknowledgment to: She thanked them for their hospitality.
2. thank God, (used interjectionally to express relief, thankfulness, etc.) Also, thank goodness, thank heaven.
3. noun Usually, thanks. a grateful feeling or acknowledgment of a benefit, favor, or the like, expressed by words or otherwise: to return a borrowed book with thanks.
Your staff at Law Enforcement Today pauses in the midst of enjoying football, mashing potatoes, watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, looking for the gravy boat, basting the turkey, herding kids, and making sure Uncle Joe and Auntie Lynette don’t kill each other to say thanks to our members, fans, and readers. We are grateful for your support of Law Enforcement Today.
Thank you to all of our writers and others who contribute to the continuing success of LET.
Thanks to the spouses, loved ones, parents, and children of law enforcement members who cherish their cops every day and may be celebrating this holiday without a loved member of law enforcement on duty. Thanks for every time you understood when we were late getting home, crabby or distracted because of the job. Thanks for all the times you left dinner on the back of the stove. We missed important events because we just couldn’t help it. Thank you for being there for us.
Thanks to supportive members of the community. You know who you are. You’re the ones who call when you see something suspicious. You’re the ones who smile and wave when you jog past a police car. You’re the ones who remember to say thank you following a police response. You show law enforcement respect and appreciation. You write letters or emails of support to newspapers and sites like LET. Thank you for all of your efforts. You are appreciated.
Thank you for those who have gone on before us, showing us how to do the job. Thank you to those fallen in the line of duty. You are not forgotten.
And, finally, thank you to the Thin Blue Line. We wouldn’t be here without you. Thanks to all of you from every community from New York City to Hilo, Anchorage to Baton Rouge who patrol our cities, towns, waterways, and roads on Thanksgiving, so the rest of us can enjoy our Thanksgiving safely. You are remembered and appreciated today and every day
Now it is your turn. So after you get the cranberry bread in the oven or during half time, please tell us what you’re thankful for. What are you doing to celebrate Thanksgiving? We want to hear from you. And thanks again for being here.
p.s. Candied yams? Vegetables and marshmallows? Really? Who thought that up? Maybe some green beans with Jolly Ranchers might be good for St. Patrick’s Day…