Although this painting is nearly 70 years old, the title is appropriate for today. With high unemployment rates, the rate of American families receiving food stamps at an all time high and families displaced or left homeless as a result of Hurricane Sandy, there are many in need.
They are craving for the "freedom from want".
While many families emulate Rockwell’s Thanksgiving dinner, there are many that don't. As we sit down today for our own version of the Thanksgiving feast, let's remember that “freedom from want” is something we need to be thankful for today and everyday.