Editorial Salute - 11/27/13 - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

Editorial Salute - 11/27/13

Among the blessings of Thanksgiving, much of the 3rd ID's 4th Brigade Combat Team soldiers are now back home from Afghanistan in time for Thanksgiving, with the remaining due home by Christmas.  The first time in a long time that virtually all of the 3rd ID family will be back together at home-station in Hinesville, Savannah, and Columbus.

Also this Thanksgiving week, the Georgia Ports Authority announced record volume for cargo in October, up a sensational 22% over the same month last year.  Said GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz:  "Strong growth, new customer accounts, and additional harbor-deepening-funding announced this month are all (very) positive signs (for) Georgia's ports."   Great news, as our ports, along with military, manufacturing, and tourism, continue to reign as key economic-drivers for sustained area growth.   

Across Coastal Georgia and South Carolina, we continue to have so much for which to be thankful.  The most basic, of course, our sovereignty as a nation and our freedom as individuals.  Despite the beliefs of the few, freedom is not an entitlement, a government granted birth-right to be taken for granted.  Our freedoms are a precious gift, bestowed and blessed by God, proclaimed and identified by our Declaration and Constitution, then delivered and preserved for us all, by the skill, commitment, courage, and sacrifice of America's military members who, through the generations, have placed the needs of our nation well above their own.  We hope you're thoroughly enjoying your Thanksgiving holiday gatherings.  And when thoughts turn, as they should, to our cherished freedom, remember it's that  which makes every day in America one of profound thanksgiving. 

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