Speaker Isaac V. Figir
16th Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia
Palikir, December 21, 2010
During this season of merriment and celebrations, Vice Speaker Fredrico O. Primo, Floor Leader Joe N. Suka and members of the 16th Congress along with our families, join me in extending wishes for a very Merry Christmas to the people of the Federated States of Micronesia.
Christmas time for our nation has always been in celebration of a humble birth in Bethlehem long ago. An event which today, remains the greatest symbol of faith and hope in the goodness of humanity: two of the underlying principles of Christianity.
We should take comfort in the fact that our way of life in the FSM, the stability of our social structures, the education of our children and the way we govern ourselves are all founded on religious values. These values have established a belief system that provides our people with a purpose and a way to lead our lives.
As a nation, our growth process has been blessed with peace; as a people, our progress has not always been easy, but it has been steady. Therefore as we gather with families and friends for special traditions and celebration, let us be thankful for the many blessings which surround us every day of the year.
From your Congress, we wish you and your family a Christmas holiday filled with peace and love and a New Year rich with blessings.