Governor: A season to be grateful for blessings

Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga, in his Thanksgiving Day message, says while this has been a challenging year, we still have a lot to be grateful for.

“This Thanksgiving Season, we celebrate all the blessings that have been bestowed upon our Territory. We are thankful for the wisdom and foresight of our forefathers in ensuring our unique union with the United States – granting us the privilege of being an integral part of America while simultaneously maintaining our unique culture and heritage,” said Lemanu.

The Governor also gave special mention of Toa o Samoa.

“We thank all our military personnel who continue to defend our Nation and Territory so that we may enjoy the blessings of Thanksgiving,” he said. “And most importantly, we thank God for his steadfast love, grace and never-ending providence. “

Lemanu stated, “While this year has seen its challenges, there is much to be grateful for. Together, as a community, we continue to navigate through the unchartered waters of this pandemic.”

He commended the workforce. “In this season of gratitude, Lieutenant Governor Talauega and I are thankful for our entire workforce both public and private; we commend the diligent work of every person who plays a part moving our Territory forward and strengthening the resolve of our people.”

Lemanu said, “As we celebrate Thanksgiving, I encourage you all to show appreciation for your families, friends, and loved ones and take time to remember everything that you are grateful for. Let us also take a moment to be grateful for the Lord’s continued favor, protection, and blessings on our Territory.

“On behalf of Lieutenant Governor Talauega and our families, we wish you all both here and abroad a happy and safe “Thanksgiving Day!”