WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is wishing the nation a Happy Thanksgiving.
Obama delivered his weekly radio address, which was released today, and he said that especially after a "sometimes divisive campaign season," it's never been more important to spend today with friends and family, "give thanks for each other, and for all that God has given us" and to "reflect on what truly binds us as Americans."
The president says that "Thanksgiving reminds us that no matter our differences, we are still one people, part of something bigger than ourselves."
Obama also thanked those in the military who he says defend our freedom "in every corner of the world."
And he reminded Americans that makes us American is "not where we come from, what we look like, or what faith we practice," but "the ideals to which we pledge our allegiance."