Greetings Brothers of the Third District,

As we prepare for Thanksgiving and the holidays that follow, we should pause and reflect on the
many blessings that we enjoy with our loved ones, our freedoms as Americans, and the privilege
of serving our great Fraternity.

A celebration rooted in history, this American holiday began with a proclamation from George
Washington in 1789. Thanksgiving recalls the humble gratitude of our ancestors for the freedom
and abundance of a new world at a time when their very survival was anything but certain. We
give our thanks for their courage and perseverance in building the strongest and most generous
democracy the world has ever seen.

At a time when we traditionally give thanks, allow me to thank you all for your hard work in
helping to keep our District functioning effectively and efficiently. I, for one, am thankful for
our District Leadership. I am also thankful for the support of our families and friends throughout
the year. I hope you enjoy special time spent with your loved ones and please know that I deeply
appreciate your dedicated service to our Fraternity.

As you prepare to break bread with your family and friends, let us all remain focused not only on
giving thanks for the blessings of what we have, but also the ability to work through fraternal
committees and commissions in order to contribute to the betterment of our families and
communities, the Third District, and most all Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Have a blessed and
safe Thanksgiving.

In Friendship,
Kevin Brown
29th Third District Representative