Our own Mayor Briggs was recently featured in a Father’s Day tribute in the Frederick News Post on June 13, 2017.
“Don Briggs, mayor of Emmitsburg, said that his father was bigger than life and athletic. He was “reticent and at times awkward in expressing his feelings,” the mayor told me. “He was most comfortable speaking to me through athletics.” Brigg’s dad was there for his son’s football games, from CYO youth games through his college games. “He nudged through example and support,” the mayor said.
Frederick News Post Article
Photo: Mayor Brigg’s Father, Vernon M. Briggs, with the 1930s Washington D.C. Semi-Pro Mohawks Football Team. He is the 3rd one from the right in the top row. The team was one of the Washington D.C. football teams before the Redskins.