Wanted to give this reminder about the ceremony to be held in Newport on February 2. It will take place at the Civil War Trails marker in Newport located at the corner of Main and East Railroad Streets. The purpose of the ceremony is to honor the men of both sides who took part in the largest and bloodiest battle of the Civil War in Carteret County. It will consist of a prayer, a brief program on the battle, the reading of the casualties from the battle, and a wreath laying. It should last no more than 30 to 45 minutes. It is my hope this can become an annual event to honor the sacrifices made in Newport on February 2, 1864. If you can attend please do.