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American Culture

December 31, 2020

Happy New Year ✨

Happy New Year ✨

The hope of better days is here. As this difficult year comes to a close, and as a new year dawns, every American is wishing for the challenges we face to soon pass.

What will 2021 bring? We’re praying for an end to the pandemic and a return to the days when we could host the whole family, go to our favorite restaurant without fear, send our kids to school to pursue their futures, and live life knowing that our loved ones and local communities are safe.

We’re praying for an economic recovery, too. Hopefully those who’ve lost jobs will get them back or find better ones, the families who are struggling will pull through, and the mom-n-pop shops that dot Main Street will not only survive, but thrive. 

It’s not too much to ask or expect, because the American people are capable of overcoming any challenge. We have the power to make 2021 infinitely better than 2020. Let’s make it happen, starting tomorrow.

By the way: We’re taking off Friday. We’ll be back in your inbox on Monday. Enjoy the long weekend — a good start to a new year!

→ Read more: 50 wonderful things from 2020 (NPR)

→ Read more: Dave Barry’s year in review (Washington Post)