Gov. Bev Perdue today issued the following statement:
"As we celebrate this Thanksgiving holiday, we are thankful for the blessings that God grants us. While spending time with family and friends, I encourage you to reflect upon those who have sacrificed so much to secure the freedoms we enjoy today as Americans.
Please remember our brave service women and men who are currently away from their families serving our nation overseas. Because of their dedication, it is possible for the rest of us to enjoy this day in safety and security. We continue to pray for their safe return.
During this special time, it is important to share with those in need. Please seek opportunities to reach out to others. Together we can make a positive impact throughout North Carolina by sharing our blessings and resources with those who are struggling during these challenging times.
Bob and I wish each of you a safe and happy Thanksgiving. May God bless each of you throughout the great State of North Carolina."