Every Thursday, Gov. Scott Walker delivers a weekly radio address. This week’s address was given Wednesday and is titled Thanksgiving.
The state has partnered with the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association to produce and distribute brief radio address once a week. Audio files and a written transcript of this radio address can be accessed on http://www.wi-broadcasters.org and http://walker.wi.gov/section.asp?linkid=1761&locid=177. To download an mp3 file you can visit http://walker.wi.gov/section.asp?linkid=1761&locid=177, right click the radio address link and click “save link as.”
Here is the transcript from this Thursday’s radio address:
Hi. I'm Scott Walker.
A tornado hit Merrill earlier this year. The next day I came to survey the damage. Homes were destroyed and trees were thrown all over the place.
As we pulled in to one of the neighborhoods, I couldn’t help but notice that pickup trucks everywhere. The sheriff informed me that many family members and friends had come to help clean up.
Walking around, I talked to folks and soon realized there were also plenty of people who didn't know any of the homeowners but were there to help. One guy came up from Wausau just because he heard it on the news.
I found that this attitude was similar in other parts of the state when I made similar visits during the past eleven months. People in Wisconsin really do look out for each other.
This Thanksgiving, I am truly thankful for a wonderful family and outstanding friends. But I'm just as thankful to live in a state where neighbors selflessly help neighbors.
From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving...and oh by the way Go Pack Go!