Growing up in the Fillmore, I could always tell Thanksgiving was around the corner. For me, it meant helping my grandmother do the shopping for the amazing meal she prepared, and watching the two top high school football teams battle it out at Turkey Day for the championship. (Usually Galileo won!)But it was more than just the delicious food and the day off school, it was a time our neighborhood came together in gratitude for each other.
While so much has changed since then, the spirit of Thanksgiving is something that even time can’t diminish. San Francisco is unified in our will to recover and to thrive once again. This past week, I spent time in our communities providing turkeys that would complete family meals across the City. We have come a long way since this time last year - but we have a ways to go.
I am thankful that we continue to have some of the highest vaccination rates in the country, and thankful that we have saved thousands of lives through our innate understanding that each one of us plays a role in keeping each other safe and healthy.
San Franciscans are resilient. We are hopeful. And we are determined. It’s that determination that I know will lift us out of the challenges of the past year and allow us to emerge stronger than before.
As you start the Thanksgiving holiday celebrating with friends, family, and friends we call family, I want to thank you for your enduring friendship and support. I couldn’t do this work without it.
Mayor London Breed
London Breed for Mayor - 393 7th Ave, Suite 301, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States