Thanksgiving Day 2012 is finally here – and we have a lot to be thankful for.
After a long month of digging out, rebuilding and helping others recover from the aftermath of the superstorm Hurricane Sandy, one of our country's oldest traditional holidays has arrived to gather us with our friends, family and loved ones.
Babylon Village, West Babylon and other nearby areas took quite a blow from Hurricane Sandy on October 29th – houses were flooded, some wrecked and destroyed, power was lost for a long period and gas shortages gave us headaches for nearly two weeks.
However, nearly a month after the storm, we have a lot to be thankful for – no one from our area lost their lives during the storm and, to the village's collective knowledge, not a single person sustained a serious injury.
Storm-aside, we have other things to be thankful for – wonderful neighbors, a speedy response from most organizations and dedicated officials helping us head back to normalcy.
As the Holiday Shopping Season gets under way at midnight (or, for some stores, even earlier), we see ourselves returning, slowly, back to that norm we have become used to here on Long Island.
We want to know your thoughts, Babylon!
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Does the holiday mean more to you now after a tough month? What are you looking forward to – football, friends or turkey?
Let us know in the comments below!