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'Behind the Blue': Gratitude (and Gravy)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 30, 2021) — Last week in the United States we celebrated the national holiday of Thanksgiving. Once again, we thought it would be a good time to take stock of the things we may have in our lives to be thankful for.

On this episode of "Behind the Blue," we spent some time ahead of Thanksgiving in both the Gatton Student Center on campus, as well as via Zoom, talking with students and staff about being back in an in-person setting on campus, the people in their lives they’re grateful for, and also learning about some of their favorite Thanksgiving foods and traditions.

Enjoy this short episode, and we hope that you might also have an opportunity to reflect on things you’re thankful for, as well as traditions that are unique and special for you and yours.

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