November is an exciting and beautiful month on our island. I love the cooler days, bright blue skies and nights which are so pleasant and refreshing. Two important holidays are in November, Veterans Day on November 11 and Thanksgiving on November 27. These days afford us with the opportunity to reflect on our history and heritage. I would like to encourage all of our citizens to thank our brave men and women who have faithfully served in our Armed Services. Veterans Day gives us an opportunity to say “thanks for a job well done.” We appreciate the sacrifice of our Veterans who gave so much to protect our freedoms and to ensure that we can continue to live in the greatest nation and that we continue to be a beacon of liberty and freedom. I invite you to attend the Veterans Day parade in Morehead City on Saturday, November 8. The parade starts at 11 am. I am planning on riding in the parade and I am excited to represent Emerald Isle as we say “thanks” to all of our Veterans.
Thanksgiving is a day to celebrate all of our blessings with family and friends. All too often we take our blessings for granted. This Thanksgiving, I encourage you to take time to thank God for all the blessings he has bestowed upon us. As we gather with family and friends to have a bountiful meal, watch the parades and football games and read the ads for “black Friday” let us take time to pause and give meaningful thanks for all God has done for us this past year and to ask for his blessings in the coming years. Let’s have a day filled with Thanksgiving.
On Saturday, November 29, the annual Emerald Isle Christmas Parade will begin at 3 pm. This is always a fun filled afternoon as we prepare for the Christmas Holiday. I hope to see you at the parade on Saturday, November 29.
As mayor, I am thankful for the opportunity I have to serve the great people of Emerald Isle. I am blessed to have been elected to this office.
May God Bless you and may we all take time to have a thankful heart and spirit in November.
Grace and Peace,