We are all blue. 😦
Saddened and blue since Thursday night’s deadliest single incident for U.S. law enforcement since September 11, 2001 when five police officers were killed and seven others were wounded in Dallas, Texas, when a peaceful protest rally against police shootings turned into an ambush. Because one man didn’t like white. Especially white police officers.
Our law enforcement officers are blue. They are hurting.
The Thin Blue Line is a symbol used by those in law enforcement. It commemorates fallen law enforcement officers and symbolizes the relationship of law enforcement in the community as the protectors of fellow civilians from criminal elements.
The color blue has long been the color representing law enforcement. Some of our first law enforcement officers as early as Civil War times were given surplus navy blue Union army uniforms to wear. Blue is much easier to clean and maintain than a lighter brighter color. It shows stains and marks less easily. The dark shade of navy blue makes an officer harder to see at night, making it easier for them to advance on their targets. The color blue is known to evoke feelings of comfort and security in most people, making it a good choice for people in positions of authority to wear.
We need to stop seeing in color. Black. And blue. And white. We need to become colorblind. We need to instead look through the eyes of love. We need to turn to love. Stop the hating. Stop the shooting. Respect those who protect us. Pray for those who have made bad choices and hurt us.
Blue is one of the three colors in our American flag. Let’s all embrace it and its association with harmony, faithfulness, and confidence as we move forward as a nation and heal from another violent wrongful act. Together let’s stand in support of those that protect us. Together let’s only hate wrongful acts of violence. Not people or colors.
In honor of those fallen in the line of duty, thank you. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families. May God bless and keep you in this time of loss and forever more. ♡
4for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Romans 13:4
Love and laughter,