I wish to take a moment to thank all of you who have made this blog a success, and to wish for you a Merry Christmas, or Happy Hanukkah, or indeed whatever you may be celebrating this time of year.  In this time of much stress on our families, communities, and indeed, the entire nation, I wish for you a very happy season, that it may provide you and yours the comfort and joy that has seemed so rare lately.  May you enjoy all the mirth and merriment of the season, and may you spend it with those you love.  Let us remember our heroes in the field, and all the others who will work to keep us safe even as we celebrate.

I wish to leave you with this bit of video, that has been making the rounds today, because I think it says what needs most to be said, and none are better suited to say it than President Ronald Reagan, from 23 December, 1981.  Those of you who remember it, having been old enough to remember, please enjoy the memories, and for those of you who would have been too young, or not yet born, learn from it what it meant to have a great President who understood the true meaning of Christmas:

Many of you are or soon will be on the road, or in the air, and please, do take care in your travels!

Mark

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