ITíS MEMORIAL DAY. ARE THERE HEROS THAT LIVE IN YOUR COMMUNITY?
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.
HOA & Condo Blog
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.