Matthew Foster (3L) was the featured speaker at the Memorial Day Ceremony in Marksville, Louisiana. Matthew is an Army Veteran. He is also a Past Commander of American Legion Post 130. During the ceremony, Matthew invoked Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., a Veteran of the Civil War, who said of Memorial Day, “it celebrates and solemnly reaffirms from year to year a national action of enthusiasm and faith. It embodies in the most impressive form our belief that to act with enthusiasm and faith is the condition of acting greatly. Matthew challenged the crowd to “keep the fallen in your minds and keep their families and friends in your heart – for it is their immense collective sacrifices that have helped keep our country safe and free.”
Matthew is the Vice President of SULC’s Veterans Law Organization, a student organization focused on veteran and military issues. He is also involved with the Legislative Drafting Institute for Child Protection, serving his second summer as a researcher and now editor.