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Happy Thanksgiving from Mayflower and SSD!

Today is Thanksgiving here in the US, a day when we commemorate the hardships of early settlers of our great land. We also take time to reflect on pur own trials and triumphs. Aptly enough, Mayflower Research and Consulting has provided a prize pack consisting of their new Assault Pack and a UW Gen IV Chest Rig. Both are in MultiCam and made from LiteLok fabric.



Mayflower asked us to find this gear a deserving home and we can’t think of any better group to honor than our readership. To enter, tell us what you’re thankful for in the comments section below.

On Friday the 25th, we’ll randomly draw a winner from the comments for the prize pack.

We will contact the winner via the email address you provide when you post your comment, so it would behoove you to enter a valid address you can access.

One entry per person.

You have up to 7 days to claim your prize after we send the winner email. Unclaimed prizes become forfeit.

Void where prohibited.


325 Responses to “Happy Thanksgiving from Mayflower and SSD!”

  1. Kol easterday says:

    I am thankful that i live in a country that still has men and women willing to dedicate their lives to Defending the freedoms and security of our Nation. Too often we forget that In this world we have walls and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Being a soldier isn’t something you decide to do, its something your Made to do. The Country doesn’t make the man, the Man makes the country, and I’m Damn Proud to live in a country that is made great by Great men. I thank God for those who walk the night, who only evil need fear, men who stand ready to do battle on Other’s behalf. I am thankful for my Father and my Uncle who served this country in the United States Marine Corps. True Courage is being scared to death and Saddling up anyway. ~ John Wayne

  2. Vic says:

    There’s many things I’m thankful for, such as my good health, my friends, and my family, but most importantly I’m thankful for living in a country that values Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear. Have a good Thanksgiving, Soldier Systems.

  3. Pat says:

    Thankful to live in the land of the free, and the home of the brave!

  4. Trevor Thralls says:

    I am thankful for my Savior,my family, my country and all of my fellow veterans. Past and present.

  5. ShadowTacticsUSA says:

    For those who continue to volunteer to our armed forces and join the respectful rank as Veteran, I am thankful.

  6. Alex says:

    I am thankful for family, friends, and fellow brethren who protect this great nation. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  7. Marmatt says:

    I am thankful for the health of my family, my always-present friends, a safe home, and a holiday of reflection.

  8. steve says:

    This past year when my best friend was killed in combat I received a lot of support during my transition from deployment to the rear.
    We were able to reach out to my friend’s mourning family and my entire unit was able to connect with them through the time of mourning.
    I may not be able to drink anymore, enjoy fireworks but I am thankful for being home and having the support I needed to forgive myself for not being on the mission my friend died on

  9. FastBlade17 says:

    I’m thankful for the good company I have had the privilege to keep and the many challenges the future will certainly bring.

  10. Scott N. says:

    I’m thankful I’ve been able to serve in the US Army and help defend the country we love. It has enabled me to “grow” a family and I’m thankful for their support!

  11. b rock says:

    I am thankful to have served with my American cousins on so many occasions. Happy Thanksgiving from your northern neighbours!

  12. Trey says:

    I am thankful for all the brave men and women who are giving up their holiday to ensure we can enjoy ours. I’m thankful for my family, my friends, and my life. I’m thankful that I woke this morning in a country that is still free and safe.

  13. spencer says:

    I am thankful for the men and women in uniform who are willing to risk their lives to protect the quality of ours

  14. James says:

    I’m thankful for my family, friends, and brothers serving overseas right now.

  15. Paul says:

    Even though I’m from Poland, I’m thankful for all the guys from all countries doing their great job, so we all at homes can feel safe 😉

  16. S1 says:

    I am thankful for my family and friends. I’m thankful for soldiers and police officers who protect us without even knowing us.

  17. Washed says:

    I’m thankful!

  18. Chris Allison says:

    I am thankful for my son because without him I would have been completely lost after my divorce. He has been my purpose and I am so happy to have him.

  19. Cafcarson says:

    Thankfull for the USMC

  20. Malcolm Garstin says:

    I am thankful for my God, my family, and my country. I am especially thankful for the heroic and brave soldiers who give up everything in order to sacrifice for the greater good. I’m thankful for like-minded people and those who try with all their heart to make this world a more peaceful place to live. And I am thankful I have a roof over my head, clothes on my back, and food to eat. Amen

  21. Beau C. says:

    I’m thankful for awesome prize givaways by SSD. And America.

  22. Danny Leach says:

    Simple, I’m thankful for my kids, wife and my country.

  23. BV says:

    I am thankful for my salvation in Christ Jesus, my loving wife, my baby daughter, and the privilege to serve as a peace officer.

  24. Ted says:

    I’m thankful for good work, good food, good drink, good women, and good guns.

  25. Raul says:

    I am grateful for the unselfish service of all who keep us free and safe. I am grateful for the sacrifice of all who have been wounded or killed protecting our freedoms; I pray for them and their families constantly. I strive to make sure that my actions as a citizen of this country are always worthy of that service and sacrifice.

    I am blessed to live in the greatest country on Earth. We may be down but we are far from broken….and we will come back better than ever. The American spirit will triumph again.

    This Thanksgiving I am especially grateful for the blessings bestowed upon me by an Almighty and Benevolent Lord: good health, a good job, wonderful family and friends, and the freedoms we all enjoy every day.

    I pray for those going through difficult times; may G-d grant the prosperity and the peace of mind that they are longing for.

  26. Will says:

    I’m thankful for having been born in the United States of America and all that it entails.

  27. Josh says:

    I am thankful for living in the greatest country in the world and having the great military our country enjoys keeping us safe and protecting the American way of life.

  28. Ola Høieggen says:

    I’m thankful that no-one died in the fire last week except for our trusty old dog and some gucci kit.

    I’m also thankful that I can live in a country where the police aren’t armed, and don’t need to be.
    I have a home, I have a great girl, food every day, and a steady job.

    I have a lot to be thankful for. 🙂

  29. Alex W says:

    I’m thankful for soldier systems on keeping me informed…what’s a busy geardo to do when he is lacking in spare time? I’m also thankful that myself and everyone else in my platoon and section made it back alive from Afghanistan. Chimo

  30. Corbin S says:

    Thankful for all the men and women that keep me safe. Don’t forget the family and friends either!

  31. John T says:

    I’m thankful for family, friends, and for living here in the US of A.

  32. Dave Dudzinski says:

    I’m thankful to have served with some of the finest men and women in the world and to continue to enjoy the current umbrella of protection provided by our troops. Without them, we are nothing.

    I’m thankful to have been so lucky to have been born in raised in a country that although at times, may have it’s ups and downs, is still the beacon of Freedom around the globe.

    I’m thankful to have food on my table, a roof over my head and be able to achieve a dream that allows me to do so to the best of my ability. I’ve been to places where that behaviour gets one killed.

    Lastly, I’m thankful to live in a Society that allows me and my peers to worship a higher power as we see fit (or choose not to for that matter) without fear of recourse by others.

  33. Ryan B. says:

    I am thankful first an foremost for my family who supports and loves me for doing what I do. Without them I am without a course of direction. And to my country that I love the same, you are not perfect but you are the best in the world and one I will defend to the death. And I am thankful for my brothers in arms who stand firm and hold the line against those who hate our way of life and what we stand for. Thank you.

  34. Corey A. says:

    I’m thankful for all those willing to defend our county and for the quality gear manufacturers who help keep them safe with ever improving kit.

  35. Paul C says:

    There is nothing I am ore thankful for then my happy, healthy 16mo old and loving wife. Without them, I could not be, do or dream as big as I do now.

    I am thankful for those who honorably serve and have served this great nation, and I hope and pray that who can to them the honor of turning this country around.

  36. Mitch says:

    I’m thankful for a happy and healthy family in a safe and secure country. We can safely appreciate what we have and who got us here. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  37. James says:

    Today, I can only attempt to express how thankful I am for my close friends and family, who have worked to lift my spirits over the course of the past year as I struggled to overcome a period of serious depression and substance abuse. Their love has given me the strength needed to overcome these obstacles in my life, and I can only hope that I can repay their kindness in some small manner by working to keep them and others safe in the years to come.

  38. Matt M. says:

    What am I grateful for? I find it simply awesome to be back in my home country after a 2nd year abroad. However, it is hard to feel grateful for many things beyond being alive and having the ability to see ones family and friends. To enjoy the simple pleasures of life. I am grateful for having the privilege being able to experience these things and live out the rest of my days, both good and bad. Grateful for the sacrifice of two of my comrades, as well as many more over this last decade and the untold thousands who have stepped forward to defend our country that came before me and paid the ultimate price.

    Enjoy Valhalla my brothers (and sisters). You who have given so much. Rest assured that those you left behind will continue the lonely watch at the edge of darkness.

  39. BradTFA308 says:

    I’m thankful for my lovely wife and kids who supported me in volluntering for Afghan and a year away for pretraining. we are stronger

  40. John B says:

    I am thankful foe having the privilege to serve this great nation and all of its inhabits. God Bless America!

  41. Kirk says:

    I am thankful for my healthy, happy, and hard working family. I am also thankful for the ones who watch my back.

  42. Jack says:

    I’m grateful for so many things, but I guess above all, I’m thankful for my amazing woman, who has stuck with me through good times and bad, a combat deployment with the Guard, and all the drama a cop’s life brings. She is my rock. Love you, Connie.

  43. Jim says:

    I’m thankful for my family, my country and those who serve to protect them.

  44. Ross says:

    Thankful for friends, family, and cordite.

  45. Sean says:

    I am thankful that I made it home safe, and in relatively one piece, unlike so many others.
    And I am thankful for the honor of having been allowed to serve beside such men, and to have learned from their example.

  46. Doc says:

    I am thankful for all the rights and privileges that have been accorded me as an American citizen.

    I am thankful to live in a country where a man (or woman) can rise from the humblest of roots to running the country.

    I am thankful for the US Army which, while we’ve had our “moments” with each other: enabled me to earn a college degree when I had no money to do so; has allowed me to provide for my family; gave me a way to pay back the country I believe in even during a time when I am disappointed in the majority of my countrymen; and through association with some great NCOs and officers (and plenty of bad ones) has allowed me to discover and define what it means, to me, to be a man.

    Lastly, I am thankful for my family, which has been there for me… even when I couldn’t be there for them due to the Army’s demands.

    Cheers, all!

  47. Eric says:

    I am thankful for the wonderful family I have been blessed to a part of. They support and care for me through the many days, weeks, and months I am away and are always there to give me hope. I am thankful for the 20 years I have had the privilege to serve my country and to stand beside men and women who set the bar for honor, duty, integrity, and sacrifice. I am thankful for God in the life around us in all we see and all we do. Lastly, but far from least, for the wonderful and unique country known as the United States of America…still a beacon for the world. Amen and God Bless you all.

  48. Mac says:

    I am thankful to be home with my family for the holidays after spedning the last year deployed to Afghan. I am also thankful for the service of my brothers and sisters still deployed and guarding our freedoms.

  49. Ross says:

    I’m thankful to be finishing up dental school this May, to be commissioned in the Army after graduation, and for my fiancée who’s going with me!

  50. Jesse says:

    I am thankful to have my life and health, I am thankful that I have a squad to watch over and protect my family and friends. I am thankful these soldiers put their life on the line for the greater good! I am thankful these men and women help suffering animals and human beings in need of food, water, rescue, and shelter!
    GOD BLESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!