11/24/14 - Thanksgiving Message

Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which
thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he
never thinks he gets as much as he deserves……Henry Ward Beecher

As the holiday season begins with the tradition of gathering friends
and family around normally plain dinner tables, Vice Director Altus and
I want to wish you all a most blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving. As
you assemble, look around and see the people with you, and remember to
thank each one for being in your life. Be thankful for each and every
one of them….be they family or friends, even if at times there may be
elements of conflict or disagreement.

The core of this hobby that we all participate in is certainly
‘friendship’. Whether in the next City, State or Country, Ham
Radio has breached the barriers of language, culture, religion, race
and political boundaries and ideals. While it has been said that music
is the language of love, Ham Radio is truly the language of friendship.

I am thankful for all of you who are a part of the Worldwide Ham Radio
Community. Because of you, I am spurred on to try new things, become a
better advocate and enjoy life more.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all and may the enthusiasm of Hams past,
present and future, inspire enthusiasm and joy in us and those we
contact. Remember those in your communities who find themselves in
less favorable circumstances, and show them some of our patented


Jim Pace, K7CEX

ARRL….the National Association for Amateur Radio

Northwestern Division


ARRL Northwestern Division
Director: James D Pace, K7CEX

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