• The Reading Of The Declaration Of Independence

    This morning, I had the pleasure of attending a reading of the Declaration of Independence on the courthouse lawn here in Comanche. I’ve learned that this has been an annual tradition of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association on July 3rd for 35 years.

    1672sWhile a handful gathered here in Comanche, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of patriotism and camaraderie knowing that folks in counties across the state gathered at the same time with the same purpose. As Comanche native and lawyer Judson Woodley so eloquently stated, this is an “effort to carry forward the spirit of what Jefferson wrote when we as a nation threw off the yoke of government oppression and embarked on our own.”

    Reading the Declaration of Independence this morning was Christopher Till of Comanche, Judson Woodley of Comanche, and Mr. & Mrs. John Stickels of Arlington. This is a tradition that I look forward to integrating into my Independence Day celebration annually.



    About Amy Coffey

    Amy is a Texas based 30-something living the life in Comanche, Texas: population 4,259. Who says you have to live in the big city to live your dreams? Her soul’s hankerin’ to create has nurtured her love of writing, photography, design, daydreaming, and, oh, a billion other creative outlets that have caught her fancy at one time or another. Amy's crafty, clever, and conversational writing style is riddled with her quirky internal dialogue, not to mention raw emotion, introspection, and depth.
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    One Response to The Reading Of The Declaration Of Independence

    1. Fredda Jones Fredda Jones says:

      I was so sorry to have to miss this year. I think it is so VERY important that Americans understand the rights guaranteed them. Once that is lost so are the rights that people no longer understand are theirs.

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