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(A Letter to My Grandsons) Following the Shootings in Dallas

This is a letter I read from the Pulpit at the close of my sermon.  July 10, 2017
In the aftermath of two young black men being shot and killed by police officers in Baton Rouge, LA. and Minnesota, and seeing it played all over the news and social media,  it makes me ask the question, “Why did it have to happen and end that way?”
Days later there were protests all over the country over the shootings.   In a peaceful protest over those losses in Dallas, Texas, a sniper like gunman opened fire downtown during the protests on the innocent police officers of Dallas.   Killing five, and wounding many, traumatizing families, and those who had given an oath to protect us, traumatizing America, and causing me to ask another question, “What has happened to our America?”
It has also encouraged me to write this letter to you:
An Open Letter to my Grandsons: Aiden (6), Eli (4), Koby (2), Jordy (2 Months) 
July 9, 2017
A Letter From Papaw
Boys, words cannot explain the joy you have brought into our lives…