Jefferson Davis is a longtime resident of Menomonee Falls. He is the proud parent of two wonderful boys. He enjoys singing, volunteering, reading, gardening, politics, antiques, history, guitar, violin, piano, officiating, helping neighbors and yard work. He served as Village President of Menomonee Falls from 2003-05. He is a member of Northbrook Church and serves on the Advisory Council for the Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center. He is an independent registered representative practicing in the areas of insurance, investments and retirement.
A Blessed Thanksgiving to all.
In spite of the challenging times that everyone has faced over the last few years, America does have a lot to be thankful for with our health, our homes, our lives, our challenges, our trials, our livelihood and our families.
Please consider helping someone who is less fortunate by visiting those who may be in a prison, a nursing home, a homeless shelter, an aids wing in a hospital, an Alzheimer's home, a retirement home, a veteran's home or a veteran's hospital to spread cheer and give thanks.
Let's hope that the election results of November 2nd will put our great country back on track and return us to the vision and incredible insight our forefathers had in mind when they embarked on this great experiment called America over 225 years ago to give us individual liberty and freedom with as little government interference as possible.
Our forefathers deserve our honor, respect, gratitude and indebtedness for bestowing upon us the pleasures and privileges we enjoy today by having us utilize every opportunity possible to exercise those privileges.
The following is a poem that puts Thanksgiving in perspective from a "faith" standpoint by the 19th Century Texas born clergyman Edgar De Witt Jones:
Heroes of Faith
by Edgar De Witt Jones
By faith the voyaging Mayflower embarked
from Old England and found harbor off the
bleak New England shores.
By faith the Pilgrim Fathers set up a government
on a new continent dedicated to God and
inspired by a desire to do his will on earth as it is
done in heaven.
By faith Thomas Jefferson was stirred to strike a
blow for political independence and wrote the
thrilling document that declared that all men are
created equal and endowed with certain
By faith he said, "Love your neighbor as
yourself and your country more than yourself."
By faith George Washington left his spacious
mansion at Mount Vernon and espoused the
cause of the tax-burdened colonists.
By faith he forsook ease and comfort, choosing
rather to suffer hardship with his men at Valley
Forge than to enjoy the favor of a king.
By faith he became the President of the newly
born republic and endured as seeing Him who is
By faith Alexander Hamilton established the
financial credit of the nation. In the eloquent
words of Daniel Webster: "He touched the
corpse of public credit and it sprang into life.
He smote the rock of national resources and
abundant streams of revenue flowed."
By faith James Madison gave richly of his
scholarly mind to form the Federal Constitution.
By faith Andrew Jackson fought the battle of the
impoverished and underprivileged many against
the privileged few.
By faith Abraham Lincoln bore the awful burden
of four purgatorial years seeking to preserve the
By faith he carried a dreadful war to its
conclusion without hate in his heart, saying, "I
have not only suffered for the South, I have
suffered with the South."
By faith Woodrow Wilson in the dreadful
heartbreak of a world war dreamed a dream of a
war less world in which the nations should be
leagued together to keep the peace.
By faith he glimpsed that promised land which,
like Moses, he might not enter. And what shall I more say?
For time would fail me if I should tell of that unnumbered host,
the unnamed and obscure citizens who bore
unimagined burdens, sacrificed in silence and
endured nobly, that a government of the people,
for the people, and by the people might not
perish from the earth.
Give thanks by donating blood on Wednesday, December 1st from 1:30-6:30 P.M. at St. Mary's and St. Anthony's Schools and Parishes in Menomonee Falls.
Please call Lori at 262-309-7292 to schedule an appointment.
For more information visit the Blood Center's website at www.bcw.edu.
The Blood Center of Wisconsin is the only supplier of blood to over 50 community hospitals in Wisconsin.
Each and every day, over 700 units of blood is needed for the patients in the over 50 community hospitals.
Give thanks for having such a wonderful organization in Wisconsin that helps others in a time of great need.