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.
While 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.