Safety is first priority

Published 12:02 am Sunday, April 17, 2016

For a country, state or county, one of the most important aspects is the safety and security of its citizens.

However, tragic events over the past quarter century, like the Oklahoma City or Boston bombings or 9/11, have brought the potential dangers we face to the forefront.

As we close in on the month of May, a huge event month throughout Lawrence County, a critical aspect will be vigilance to help ensure safety is a top priority. This is especially the case with events like the Ironton-Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade, Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament and high school graduations.

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While these types of events may not fall within what many would consider the usual targets, one element is to not let fear keep us from enjoying the fellowship and camaraderie with our friends, family and neighbors.

However, we must always be prepared and take the necessary approach should a situation arise whether it is at home or a community event.

We all want to enjoy the spring and summer seasons, and the events that come along with them. But, in order to do that, we as residents of Lawrence County and the Tri-State must always must always stay alert to potential dangers.