With all the concerns we face daily there comes a time each year to reflect and enjoy called the Christmas season. It is a means to be with family and friends and enjoy all the celebratory events that mark the holiday. The overwhelming theme is peace to all, a difficult but very worthwhile goal.

Try making it a time of gratitude to all who protect us daily and make our lives safer by their dedicated service. These are our men and women in uniform: military, law enforcement, fire and rescue and medical teams. Also remember all who govern and administer all the public services that are provided daily. 

Whenever possible try to assist those in need with your able assistance. This year begin to make new memories so you may have a blessed and joyful Merry Christmas.

Bob Sweeney

Warwick, Rhode Island