Happy New Year


December 30, 2013 - New York – The AJC weekly radio messages are broadcast on the CBS radio network, before The Osgood File. All AJC radio commentaries since 2001 are available at www.ajc.org/radiocommentary.

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With the coming of the New Year, my very first thoughts are with our brave men and women in uniform.

While many families get together, they may well be far from home and in harm’s way.

Their mission is to defend the cause of freedom. A grateful nation says thank you.

May 2014 bring safety and security to our country – and to those who defend it.

And to the millions of listeners of our weekly radio messages, now in their 13th year, best wishes for the New Year.

May it be a year of happiness and good health for you and allyour loved ones.

May it bring peace and prosperity – and no more Boston Marathon bombings, no more Washington Navy Yard massacres – for our beloved nation.

And may it extend the global reach of democracy, respect for human dignity, and peaceful coexistence among different racial, religious, and ethnic groups.

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This is David Harris of AJC.

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