Overington recognizes Edgars with First Amendment Recognition Award – Martinsburg Journal

Posted: November 25, 2019 at 2:47 pm

MARTINSBURG Retired Delegate John Overington announced his 2019 First Amendment Recognition Award to Charles and Mary Edgar for their efforts in standing up for the sanctity of life.

This couple has for decades been pro-life warriors in their vigorous defense of the Right to Life.

Their articulate and unwavering communication in the media, at rallies, with Letters to the Editor in a positive and constructive way for decades, has been critical in assisting in educating the public on this important issue. Overington stated.

Whether this husband/wife team is active in writing about the importance of being active in the education process or the political arena, their dedication with this issue has made a difference, he said.

Recently Charles Edgar wrote about the importance of being active, rolling up your sleeves and doing something, to make a difference.

Mary Edgar wrote about our Declaration of Independence, and the inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Without life, without being born nothing else matters.

Good government does not occur on its own, but because of the vigilance of its citizens. Many years ago I saw an ad that read, To speak out clearly and fairly not only is it a constitutional rightit is a moral duty. This award is for those unpaid citizens who do this, Overington said

At a recent Pro-Life dinner at St. James Catholic Church, Bishop Mark Brennan of the Diocese of Wheeling Charleston blessed the couple for their work. Deacon David Galvin of the St. James Greater Roman Catholic Church praised them for their efforts.

The three-county Pro-Life chapters of West Virginians for Life in Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan Counties, with Regina Smith, Pam Brush and Betsy Wolfe respectively also gave the Edgars a plaque for their efforts.

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