Letter: Keep Thanksgiving for thanks

The U.S. has a great deal to be thankful for. Yes, we are mired in debt, our social fabric is frayed and our families are broken — but still, we have much to be thankful for.

I am dismayed by the push of companies to start their sales on Thanksgiving, to open for business on a day that I feel should be devoted to family and friends, and to Thanksgiving.

When I checked, these stores included: Sears, Target, Toys R Us and Wal-Mart. I have decided that I am going to boycott these stores through the end of November, though am leaning more toward the end of December.

In this time of trial, we should be encouraging families and friendship and fellowship. These are true foundations of a strong society. I hope you will join me in sending a message to corporations to consider something besides their profits, and to think of their employees and neighbors, and to give us all a break.

—  Amy Henry