Memorial Day

When I think of the people I want to remember and thank for the freedom I enjoy, I think of those who devoted, risked, or gave their lives on battlefields, and those, too, who have devoted, risked, or given their lives in the fights for civil rights — at Selma, Stonewall, crawling up courthouse steps, dying in a Birmingham church or on a fence in Wyoming, gathering in a government office until promised regulations became reality, and every day taking on hard cases for difficult causes — as plaintiffs or lawyers or supporters.  Our rights are protected in all these places and I remember and honor those who serve in all of them.

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