It's Thanksgiving morning here in St. Augustine, Florida.
Here's something for which we are very thankful.
On the morning of Wednesday, November 16th, I spoke with the National Park Service legislative affairs office in Washington, D.C.
I learned that the best way to attain the St. Augustine National Historical Park and National Seashore is first to persuade Congress to require a study.
Then, mirabile dictu, there will be workshops and alternatives from which to choose in enacting the legislation.
Then, mutatis mutandis, we can finally enact the St. Augustine National Historical Park and National Seashore Act, first proposed by St. Augustine Mayor Wslter Fraser, Senator Claude Pepper, et al. in 1939.
St. Augustine, St. Augustine Beach, St. Johns County and Flagler County have wonderful features that are worth preserving.
With Hurricane Matthew and recent catastrophic flooding, we know that doing nothing will destroy the history and nature that we love so much.
A study will bring needed focus on our future, to preserve what we love for your grandchildren, and their grandchildren.