Legacy is what we give to those that come next, it’s the keepsake, the thing that lasts beyond the people who hold it. Legacy is core to family, not just in objects, but in our very names which we hand down to each other, it’s kids and grandkids and in that handing down we create a history, family continues.
This house is Legacy. It was made possible by the will of your mother, who helped give you the ability to buy it, and in buying it she has handed you down a home. In raising you she has also shown you what it is to own a home, the care, design, and impression you make on a home. Houses are not just a place for your stuff, they are the place where you are expressed and reflected in what we do in them. This home itself was also handed over to you from a fellow officer, from one cop to another this house now has a legacy of law enforcement in it. A reputation of justice.
What we do with our legacy is what matters, if we care for it and respect it, if we build it and hand it over correctly, then these things outlast us, and in that outlasting is how we are known, and so our legacy is our greatest treasure. Pass it on.