RICHARD A. HANKS
Article Launched: 03/31/2007 11:16:56 PM PDT
Redlands has a tradition of giving. I hear that a lot from people in the community - the giving tradition of Redlands. It started me thinking, how does such a tradition begin and sustain itself?
Webster defines tradition as 'the handing down of information, beliefs and customs by word of mouth or by example from one generation to another without written instruction.' Put another way, tradition is the honoring of those who came before by emulating their actions. In this particular case it means the philanthropic act of giving back to the community."