Obama: Keep Hope Alive on Thanksgiving
Weekly address thanks troops, nation
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Nov 24, 2011 7:42 AM CST

(Newser) – President Obama’s weekly address is a Thanksgiving message for hard times. “I know that for many of you, this Thanksgiving is more difficult than most,” he says in the White House video. “But no matter how tough things are right now, we still give thanks for that most American of blessings, the chance to determine our own destiny.” While we won’t solve our problems “overnight,” “we will solve them. All it takes is for each of us to do our part.”

The president also offered thanks to the troops: “When you come home, we intend to make sure that we serve you as well as you're serving America,” he said. While Washington’s troubles may seem insurmountable, he concluded, “if we support each other, and look out for each other, and remember that we're all in this together, then I know that we too will overcome the challenges of our time."