Giving Thanks in Difficult Times

This Thanksgiving is different from most others. In just the past couple of weeks, there have been terrorist attacks in Lebanon, France, and Mali that have resulted in the loss of hundreds of innocent lives and stunned and devastated people across the world. As we each acknowledge the blessings the past year has brought, we hope you can take a moment to honor the families who are missing a loved one at their dinner table this holiday season.

It is also our hope that, as members of the Department responsible for ensuring the security of our homeland and all the people within it, your commitment and determination are renewed. The work of OCIO impacts every single employee, office, and component, and Americans are safer because of your efforts. May we each continue to do our part to guarantee many happy, safe Thanksgivings to come.

Please keep those affected by the recent attacks in your thoughts and prayers this Thanksgiving. As always, thank you for everything you do to help OCIO carry out our Department’s critical mission.