There is much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. Alexandra, Katherine, Meredith and I wish you and your family the happiest of holidays.
Like millions of others across this great country, we will celebrate Thanksgiving, honoring a tradition older than the nation itself. The Continental Congress proclaimed that the "inhabitants of these states" observe a day of Thanksgiving back in 1782. Ever since then we set this day aside to give thanks for all our blessings, and this year we have many things for which to be thankful.
Please also take the time to remember and help the less fortunate. Many families and children are doing with less, Take the time to become involved in a local charity, with time, if not a donation. There are many ongoing charities that are looking for donations and volunteers.
The Palmetto Bay Canal Association will be collecting canned foods during its 7th Annual Palmetto Bay Boat Parade scheduled for Saturday, December 10.
Thanksgiving is the busiest traveling season of the year. Please be aware and be safe.
One of my personal favorite quotes about a holiday:
On Thanksgiving Day all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment - halftime.- (author unknown)
Very truly yours,
Eugene Flinn, Mayor