On behalf of the MCBA staff, I’d like to take a moment to wish everyone a Happy Fourth of July!
Of course, the day is more than just fireworks, parades and hot dogs, it is the day of independence of the United States of America.
And to different people, it may represent different things – time to spend with loved ones; a day to give thanks for the freedoms and liberties we have today; a moment to pay tribute to those out there on the lines fighting for freedom, whether it’s our veterans or those who helped to bring the Civil Rights Act to pass; or simply an acknowledgment that Independence Day was “the first time that Americans stood up and said, ‘We are Americans, this is what we stand for.’”
That is how MCBA member and Trustee Peter Glennon sees it. He described his feelings about Independence Day in an article that ran this week in the D&C about him, and his dedication and work with Honor Flight, a program that takes military veterans free of charge to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials of the wars that they fought in for our freedoms.
A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about some of the good work that our young lawyers are doing in the community, and here is another fine example of our members bettering the community and more…and I see no better timing to highlight Peter’s work than on the eve of our country’s independence day, so I encourage everyone to read the article.
To quote Louis D. Brandeis: “Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.”
Happy Independence Day, one and all! Be safe out there…