With our nation celebrating Independence Day yesterday, I hope we all take the time to look around us and be thankful for all the freedoms we enjoy.
Every day it seems like we’re inundated with bad news about our society, and it can be tough, but I am thankful to be a part of our compassionate, caring and hard-working community.
The truth is there’s never going to be enough darkness in this world to hide the light of freedom we’ve established for the world in the United States of America.
So it’s in that spirit that I call upon our residents to come together this July and celebrate what ties us together. Let’s have cookouts, let’s share laughs – let’s remember what’s truly important in our lives and put some effort into keeping those relationships strong. Because family, friendships, community – these are the most valuable things we have. Without them nothing else matters.
Take a look at this newsletter: It’s full of information that highlights what makes Milton, and by extension this country, great: people who volunteer to make our city a better place, a community-wide movie under the stars, great environmental programs, and much, much more.
And though it probably goes without saying because of the involved, committed residents Milton enjoys, make sure this July to take a few moments and remember those who make sacrifices every day.
But I’m not just talking about our soldiers and their families – God bless their unbelievable daily sacrifice. I’m talking about our public safety personnel who routinely put their lives in dangerous situations so the rest of us may celebrate safely. I’m talking about the legions of teachers and health inspectors and construction superintendents and code enforcement officers and countless others who ensure we live in a well-educated, clean, functioning and safe society.
Thanks to all who serve our community—you are what makes Milton.
Give me a call or stop by my office sometime to let me know what you think about how we’re doing in Milton – we’re here for you.
Mayor Joe Lockwood