November 30, 2023

The families of Americans held captive by Hamas terrorists are urging the public to participate in the “Seats of Hope” campaign this Thanksgiving. Their request is for every family to reserve a special seat at their Thanksgiving dinner tables in honor of one of the kidnapped individuals. The families shared their anguish and hope in a joint statement, emphasizing the pain of not knowing the whereabouts or condition of their loved ones. The “Seats of Hope: Host A Hostage at Your Thanksgiving Table” campaign is organized by the Hostages and Missing Families Forum, urging Americans to download and print a reserved sign for their Thanksgiving table, along with the hostage’s story. They are then asked to upload a photo of the reserved seat on the Seats of Hope website, symbolizing hope for the safe return of their loved ones. More information is available at