Veterans Day will be celebrated on Saturday, November 11. Veterans Day gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all Unites States Veterans. Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In legislation that was passed in 1938, November 11 was dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as Armistice Day. As such this new legal holiday honored World War I veterans.
In 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress-at the urging of the veterans organizations- amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word Armistice and inserting the word Veterans. November 11 became the day set aside in our great nation to honor all veterans in all wars. We use this day to honor all the brave women and men who have served in our Armed Services.
The annual Carteret County Veterans Day Parade will be held on Saturday, November 11 beginning at 11 a.m. This parade will take place in Morehead City. I invite our citizens to make a very special effort to attend this wonderful parade. Please join me in Morehead City on Saturday, November 11 as we honor and celebrate all our Veterans. I am looking forward to participating in this parade. I would like to personally thank our Veterans for their service to our county. May God Bless each and every veteran. See you on Saturday, November 11 at 11am in Morehead City.
The Emerald Isle EMS Pancake Breakfast with Santa will be held on Saturday, November 25 from 7-11 am at the EMS building. The cost is only $5 a plate and it includes 3 pancakes with 2 pieces of sausage, juice, coffee, milk or water. What a fun way to enjoy your Saturday and support a great cause and have a nice visit with Santa.
The 14th Annual Emerald Isle Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, November 25 beginning at 3 pm. This is always a fun event and a big thank you to the Emerald Isle Business Association for sponsoring the parade. Also, please join us after the parade for the official Christmas Tree Lighting at Merchant’s Park. Enjoy free refreshments, as well as a holiday caroling sing-a-long as Santa Claus visits with the children.
I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. We are all so blessed to be a part of Emerald Isle. I am thankful for the opportunity I have to be your Mayor. What a wonderful honor and privilege for me. May God Bless each and every one as we celebrate Thanksgiving!
With A Thankful Heart,