Personal Essay Thank You, By Alex Haley

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In the personal essay “Thank You,” Alex Haley discusses life as a young U.S. coast-guardsman around the Thanksgiving holiday. As he had time to sit out and think about this holiday and its actual meaning , Alex realizes that of all the meanings that could come from this one holiday the most important is giving thanks, but to whom he was giving thanks to and in what way would this thanks b delivered was what Alex questioned by stating “Giving thanks—as in praying, thanking God, I thought. Yes, of course Certainly.” Then he realizes that this sincere thanks could be to those who’ve assisted him all his life whether this help was physical or mental. Before Alex takes initiative to thanking those that’ve helped him, he thinks about the people
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