By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published May 29, 2017

               Memorial Day is one of those holidays that makes you stop and think.  Itís not just about bar b ques and baseball games and fun-filled festivities.  It has more meaning than New Yearís Day and perhaps even July 4th.  Today is the day we honor every person who ever fought for and gave their life for this country and made life as we know it today possible.  Itís actually monumental in nature.

               I can say that my generation is the first generation in the history of man-kind that never had to worry about going to war.  Think about that.  Since Iím born, I never once worried about being drafted and being sent off to some far away land to potentially give my life fighting for this country.  I can only say that because of the brave men and women who fought previously and who continue to serve in the nationís greatest military and who made and make the United States of America the ultimate force to be reckoned with.  There is no thank you big enough for my generation to give.  Thereís nothing we can say.

               The other night I attended a crazy condo meeting.  Absolutely nuts.  Screaming and yelling everywhere.  Hundreds of people crammed into a small room.  Chaos.  In rode a very old man in a wheelchair wearing a baseball cap that said how proud he was to have served in World War II.  He simply, but desperately wanted a question answered.  I dropped whatever I was doing because come hell or high water, I was going to answer his question, even though it was a little difficult for him to speak.  His question was intelligent and spot on.  He then started to speak to me about the new condo legislation and how itís a good thing the government was doing something about crime in our condominiums.  He repeated portions of the new legislation verbatim.  I was blown away.  He must have been in his 90s and here he was attending his condo meeting, caring for his community and educating himself on the new condo laws.  Still caring, still educated, still wanting to make a difference in his community.  My simple one minute conversation with him was more important than anything else I did that evening believe me.

               I donít know his name, but no doubt that man is part of the greatest generation that ever lived in this country, and if you have other men or women like him in your community, give them a few minutes of your time if they want to speak to you.  Trust me, we can all only learn from that conversation.  You may also want to give them a thank you.

               Dedicated to the men and women who have fought for this great country.

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Eric Glazer Eric Glazer graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in 1992 after receiving a B.A. from NYU. He has practiced community association law for more than 2

decades and is the owner of Glazer and Associates, P.A. a seven attorney law firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando and satellite offices in Naples, Fort Myers and Tampa.


Since 2009, Eric has been the host of Condo Craze and HOAs, a weekly one hour radio show that airs at noon each Sunday on 850 WFTL.




He is the first attorney in the State of Florida that designed a course that certifies condominium residents as eligible to serve on a condominium Board of Directors and has now certified more than 10,000 Floridians all across the state. He is certified as a Circuit Court Mediator by The Florida Supreme Court and has mediated dozens of disputes between associations and unit owners. Eric also devotes significant time to advancing legislation in the best interest of Florida community association members.

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