there is so much to give thanks for when we consider how things have changed for the better. we see healing from the travesties of the past when leaders, driven by conscience, come along side us to do the right thing. some of our governors and other state leaders have done much to promote and support the trail of tears commemorative ride. in the story of the trail of tears it was those in authority in our governments that did much to oppress but now we see some in authority doing what they can to promote healing and reconciliation. they have our thanks.