For many Americans, the days following Thanksgiving are filled with starting or finishing up Christmas gift and holiday shopping. Whether purchasing at brick and mortar stores or online, the holiday rush highlights the numerous places we can look for the perfect gifts and holiday items. Over the weekend, we were rightly reminded to shop small and shop local during this holiday season.
Each year in the United States of America, we observe the special tradition of coming together around a table of food to reflect on our blessings. Especially during a time of great division and polarization, it is important for Americans to join in collective gratitude this year.
First designated as National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan, November draws attention to the widespread impact of this mysterious disease. Like many others across the nation, my family knows all too well the heartbreaking decline that takes place in those suffering with Alzheimer’s.
Each year on the eleventh of November, we rightly pause to honor and remember the bravery and boldness of the men and women who selflessly answered the call of duty and wore one of the many great military uniforms of the United States of America.
The last several weeks have been eventful in terms of one particular topic, and that is House Democrats and Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s unprecedented pursuit of impeachment.
President Donald Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently announced that our two countries finalized a limited trade agreement, and I am encouraged that it was formally signed by both countries this week. While I was participating in a congressional delegation trip to Japan and other Pacific Rim nations in August, we were told that a deal would likely be agreed to soon.