The staff at the Fillmore Gazette wishes all of our readers a very happy Thanksgiving.

I regret that this holiday is going the way of Christmas, with commercial interests coming before the day’s traditional purpose, which is to thank God for his bountiful blessings.

Everything is commercial today. Money has become our god. Christmas, in particular, is under attack, in our schools, government, and businesses. I refuse to shop in any store that refuses to acknowledge “Christmas”, and I won’t be shopping on Thanksgiving Day. If more people ignored the sales and respected the meaning of these special holidays our nation and families would be stronger.

So, have a safe, happy and blessed Thanksgiving.