After officially proclaiming tomorrow as Thanksgiving Day in Rhode Island, Governor Gina Raimondo issued the following statement wishing Rhode Islanders a happy, safe and healthy holiday.

“Every Thanksgiving, we take time to remember all we have to be grateful for. While we may be celebrating differently this year, that tradition is more important than ever. I am so incredibly thankful for the thousands of Rhode Islanders who have stepped up during this crisis—the health care workers keeping us safe, the teachers going above and beyond for our kids, the neighbors looking out for one another, and all the frontline heroes showing up to work every day under difficult circumstances. 

“Despite the hardship, despite the sorrow and fatigue and frustration, we’ve found a way to rise to the challenge and take care of one other. Thank you, Rhode Island. We will get through this together. 
“From my family to yours, have a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving.”

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).