On this Thanksgiving Day, I’m thankful for many things — family, friends, colleagues, co-workers.
I am thankful for my home, my health, my hope for a better future, knowing some do not have any of that. I’m thankful for the food I eat, knowing some will go hungry tonight.
I am thankful, and humbled, by the trust you have given me to lead this city during these most difficult of times. I am also thankful for our team of city workers, who continue to deliver on our promise of a promising future, in a year filled with historic and unprecedented challenges. Some are working this holiday weekend.
But today, I offer a special thanks for health care heroes. Their roles are many and varied at our hospitals, clinics, physician offices, senior care facilities, public health departments, and anywhere else workers and volunteers have stepped up to put their own lives at risk to help others during the pandemic. Many are working today, as our hospitals groan under the weight of a surging number of coronavirus cases.
Do you have a health care hero you’d like to recognize, or anyone else who has stepped up during the pandemic? Nominate them to flip the switch, as we light the city Christmas tree on Thursday, December 3. Here is the form.
Be safe, South Milwaukee, and do you part today and in the months ahead to help these heroes by living the common-sense measures necessary to see us through to a virus vaccine. Wear a mask. Avoid gatherings. Socially distance. Practice good hygiene. Isolate if you’re sick. Act responsibly. I can’t think of a better way to honor these people … especially on this Thanksgiving Day.