I wonder how our Military folks in Afghanistan feel about working on Thanksgiving, they have families too.
When my brother was in the Air Force overseas, he would make sure that airmen who had wives or families got holidays off if possible, and then he would have the single people who worked the holiday over for food and football on another day.
I agree with this priest that it's a decent, solidly American-traditional, family-friendly and God-pleasing thing to have a day free of the merchandizing stampede, when people can gather their family frm far and wide, have a fine dinner and praise the Almighty.
I think the stores should be closed on Thanksgiving. They were when I was young, and we were all grateful for it. But that was a better America.