Archive for July, 2016

July 21, 2016

Our Men and Women in Blue

It is rare these days to turn on the TV or open our computers and not see deplorable violence against law enforcement. It seems to be a cancer that is spreading at a rapid pace throughout our nation. Always a dangerous career, but the threat level has certainly increased in recent events. The courage it must take those who wear the badge and knowingly go every day into the depths of perilous situations in order to bring peace to the masses must be daunting. But day after day, those officers proudly accept their duty to do so. The majority of citizens respect them and continuous acts of kindness have been displayed on their behalf.

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As a community and a nation we have always overcome negative with positive. Our history has proven that time and again. We have survived a civil war, the civil rights movement and 9/11, to name a few. We are a fiercely strong country and good will prevail.

Police officers are a different breed. They do not risk their lives with each shift because of financial gain or notoriety. It is a profound sense of wanting to protect and make this world a better place that causes
them to put on the uniform and willingly go toward danger instead of run away from it.

God bless them for it.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Dr Martin Luther King.

July 1, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!!

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As Independence Day soon approaches it gives us an opportunity to slow down and pause from our regular routine. Many of us will spend the weekend celebrating with family and friends, sharing food and exchanging stories and hopefully catching glimpses of fireworks as they light up our sky. We hope this break from your mainstream, hectic life offers a time to reflect and embrace the glory that is our country. With recent events and political uncertainty regarding the upcoming election, our country has been divided, divisive, and downtrodden. The 4th of July is the perfect reminder that despite all our differences as a people, we are a strong, remarkably resilient nation. We stand tall in the face of adversity and we have proven that we can come together in unity. We are extremely blessed to be Americans and that right does not come without great cost. As we recognize our independence, let it not be without recognizing the hard road it took to get there. We are proud. Proud of the past and what it took to gain our independence and proud of our future and the endless possibilities for our country. Celebrate with a new resolve and infinite hopefulness. This is the greatest country on earth. God bless each of you and God bless America!