Avoid A Memorial Day OVI
Avoid A Memorial Day OVI
Memorial Day has always been an important holiday in the Miami Valley. Given our proximity to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the large number of veterans, the celebration here is very special. So many of us have lost a loved one who died in service of our country and many more have friends serving in harms way. All of us at DaytonDUI want to share our sincerest condolences to families mourning a fallen hero on this day. Without their sacrifice the cherished rights I write about, and defend, would be lost to history.
I join the chorus of critics who have taken to social media to say that Memorial Day should mean more than Mattress sales and discounts on Tires. I also question why Memorial Day has become one of the biggest law enforcement weekends of the year. Multiple agencies are out in force this weekend to conduct patrols for unsafe and intoxicated drivers.
Stay tuned to this space and the DaytonDUI Facebook page to get information about Memorial Day OVI checkpoints and saturation patrols. We provide free text alerts. Just text “DaytonDUI” (one word) to 313131. You will receive information about Memorial Day OVI checkpoints throughout the Miami Valley. This service is FREE.
One of my favorite Memorial Day Quotes…
“Some say freedom is a gift placed in our hands by our forefathers.
Some say freedom is a human right that none should be denied.
Some say freedom is a privilege that can and will be seized if taken for granted.
Some say freedom is the key that opens doors otherwise meant to imprison.
Some say freedom is power to do, to be, to say, and to accomplish what the oppressed cannot.
Some say freedom is a responsibility—a weight to be carried and shared by those willing to protect it.
Perhaps freedom is all these things.
But in my eyes, I see freedom as a treasure. It is a gem so rare and precious the fiercest battles rage over it. The blood of thousands is spilled for it—past, present, and future. Where true and unblemished freedom exists, it shines with perfect clarity, drawing the greedy masses, both those who desire a portion of the spoils and those who would rob the possessor of the treasure, hoping to bury it away.
Without freedom I am a slave in shackles on a ship lost at sea.
With freedom I am a captain; I am a pirate; I am an admiral; I am a scout; I am the eagle souring overhead; I am the north star guiding a crew; I am the ship itself; I am whatever I choose to be.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich,