By the time Thanksgiving rolls around each year, we’ve spent a portion of the prior 10-plus months honoring the people who give us so much.

We’re just a few weeks’ past Veterans Day and a few months have passed since Labor Day. Hopefully, we all took the time to pause and reflect on the sacrifices men and women in uniform have taken on our behalf and for the sake of the country. As summer came to a close, we recognized all those laborers—past and present and their accomplishments.

In May and June we gave thanks for mothers, fathers and all others who’ve played an important caregiver role in our lives.

In summer we honored all those servicemembers who made the ultimate sacrifice with their lives and we celebrated the founding of our country.

In this fall season, hopefully we all took the time to reflect on the bounty of food we enjoy thanks to farmers and the workers who make the farm to table process possible. In a new school year, we were likely grateful for the opportunity for our children and grandchildren to attain a quality education.

This time of year, as the chapter begins to close on 2021, our staff also begins to reflect on what we’re grateful for—our contributors, readers, community partners and advertisers. We feel fortunate to live and work in this community and do our part to keep everyone well-informed.

It’s a privilege to document and share the outpouring of generosity we see this time of year—a spirit of giving that will extend into the coming days and weeks too as Christmas approaches.

Thank you for trusting us to share your stories. Thank you for turning to us as a trusted news source.

The staff of the Tri-City Times wants to wish you and yours an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday. We have much to be thankful for and hope you do too.