"Many of us will be going home over the Thanksgiving Holiday. Let us take with us the spirit of giving and engender it into our family circles. During Thanksgiving... may we truly give thanks to the Lord for His blessings, and then may we give our time and talents in service to others. King Benjamin counseled,
"... When ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God. (Mosiah. 2:17.)
"In this way our Thanksgiving will be first thanks, then giving."
- John H. Vandenberg, November 23, 1965, "BYU Speeches of the Year," 1965, p.8