TO: The Gonzaga Community
FROM: Thayne M. McCulloh, Ph.D.
SUBJ: Happy Thanksgiving
DATE: November 21, 2011
Gonzaga Students, Faculty, Staff and Managers:
Once we get ready for the annual observance of giving thanks, I needed to consider only a moment to require you both a fortunate and Happy Thanksgiving. Our national observation of the holiday was formally implemented by President Abraham Lincoln subsequently who in 1863—despite the horrors of the civil war that threatened to tear the nation apart—declared the final Thursday of November to become a day’s “thanksgiving and praise” to God “who dwelleth within the Heavens.”
We reside in challenging occasions. Despite enormous advances introduced forward by ongoing innovation and creativeness, advances in technology, the sciences, healthcare and lots of other professions, we remain a nation along with a world challenged to appropriately take care of our kids, our seniors, and lots of of individuals with significant disabilities. Around the world as well as in our neighborhoods, injustice flourishes fear and discrimination are way too frequently in evidence. The economical recession leaves a lot of within our region without significant work and also the way to support themselves or their own families our Condition legislature faces many difficult choices as reduced sources are deployed against growing needs.
Notwithstanding these, and lots of other, challenges to the social and individual well-being, I’m and turn into very grateful. I’m grateful because our mission—to daily create and supply a mission-oriented atmosphere in which important and significant teaching, learning, and scholarship can occur—is ultimately about adding towards the solving of those, and lots of other future, challenges. I’m fortunate to determine evidence in our effectiveness every single day, for Gonzaga students and alumni are earning an optimistic difference on the planet on a daily basis. It’s a privilege that i can witness and take part in the intellectual, social, and spiritual endeavor that characterizes our most significant work.
This Christmas, I give thank you for you, and just gift that being an element of the hope-filled, apostolic endeavor this college represents. I pray that individuals in our midst who travel is going to be safe, and return without incident may your time and effort with family and buddies prior to the busy finish in our fall semester be restorative. May God’s peace and ongoing benefits be around all of us. Happy Thanksgiving!
Thayne M. McCulloh, D.Phil.
2015 Gonzaga College Prep (DC) at DeMatha Catholic (MD)
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