Obiorah Fields - July 2018

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WHAT FREEDOM MEANS TO ME FAMILY, LIBERTY, AND FIRECRACKERS

I ndependence is of paramount importance at our firm. From the work we do with veterans and the civil liberties of others, we have developed a passion for fighting for personal freedoms. In our country, people are taken advantage of by others whose actions are rooted in prejudice and misinformation. It is our role as a firm to fight those injustices and bring peace to those who have been wronged.

one of them came very close to losing a finger, but fortunately, he managed to come out unscathed. Sparklers were my personal favorite, but I also remember igniting something called a fire bomb when I wanted to shake things up. The Fourth was always a blast spent playing with my cousins and lighting off fireworks together.

Fast-forward to today, and I now do fireworks with my kids. They aren’t out there risking appendages, thankfully, but they enjoy themselves nonetheless. Sometimes we head over to Centennial Park and catch the local show there. I’m not sure what lights up more, the night sky or my children’s faces. In fact, it’s the same joy that I had as a kid. Before the family festivities begin, Teri and I participate in a great Atlanta tradition: the Peachtree Road Race. We’re not out there to set records for the fastest time, but we love to have a chance to serve others.

When we celebrate the Fourth of July, we do it with these ideas at the forefront of our minds. The holiday is not just a time to remember those who have fought for our freedoms but to celebrate the very freedoms themselves. Because we live in a country that embraces liberty, I’m able to look back on my memories of playing with firecrackers with a smile on my face. Not everyone gets that. Growing up, I always spent my Fourth with a lot of family at my grandma’s house. My grandma had seven kids, so when we got the whole family together, there were tons of kids for my two brothers and me to play with. Many

THE HOLIDAY IS NOT JUST A TIME TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO HAVE FOUGHT FOR OUR FREEDOMS BUT TO CELEBRATE THE VERY FREEDOMS THEMSELVES.

For me, this holiday is a chance to appreciate my freedoms and all those who sacrificed for our

of my cousins lived right next door to my grandma, so all they needed to do was casually walk over to see the family. For me, getting to Grandma’s required a little more effort, but it was always worth keeping our Fourth tradition.

country. There are thousands of service members who ensure we have the liberty to choose the life we want. I’m eternally grateful for that and do not take their dedication to the citizens of our country for granted. Happy Fourth of July to everyone, and if you see us at the Peachtree Road Race, say hi!

We’d stockpile firecrackers, and my cousins and I would try not to injure ourselves. I can remember a specific time when

–Danielle Obiorah

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