I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our Veterans who have faithfully served our great nation. We appreciate all the contributions you made and for your faithful service. There are two important events in November in our community. The annual Morehead City Veterans Parade will be held on Saturday, November 7th beginning at 11 am. I always look forward to this parade and as Mayor I look forward to riding in the parade. This is a wonderful way to honor all of our Veterans.
Another important event will be on Veterans Day on November 11th. Thanks to the hard work of the Emerald isle Garden Club we will unveil the Blue Star Memorial Marker on Emerald Drive. The Blue Star Memorial dedication will honor all of the men and women who have served, are serving, and will serve in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. This event will be held at our new Emerald Isle Welcome Center. Lemonade and cookies will be served. I would personally like to thank the members of the Emerald Isle Garden Club for all of their hard work in making this Blue Star Memorial Dedication a reality. The program is operated by the National Garden Clubs, Inc., and began in 1945. The sign will be installed by the NC Department of Transportation. Please join me for this special celebration on Wednesday, November 11th at 11:00 am. This will be a most important day for Emerald isle.
Our Annual Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, November 28th at 3 pm. I would like to thank the Emerald Isle Business Association for sponsoring this event. Mr. Don Wells has worked all year in planning for this event. I know this will be a fun filled day for Emerald Isle. What a great way to kick off the Christmas Season and to welcome Santa to Emerald Isle. The parade continues to get bigger and better each year.
As we gather with families and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, let us use that day as a time to reflect upon how thankful and blessed we are to live in such a great Nation. Take time to truly give thanks for each and every blessing bestowed upon us. As I reflect upon Thanksgiving, I am so thankful for the opportunity I have to be Mayor of such a wonderful community. I appreciate each and every citizen. I am thankful for each person who works hard to make Emerald Isle a great place to live. We are truly blessed to have a great town staff. They work so hard each day to make our Town a safe and great place to live. Let us take time to thank all who work so hard.
May God Bless all of our Veterans and May God continue to Bless each and every person!