“It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance”. Robert F Kennedy
Standing for an ideal.
Acting to improve the lot of others.
Striking out against injustice.
Our Blue family knows how to do these things very well. The Thin Blue Line leads the way each day in causing ripples that are building a current.
‘ In valor there is hope’
Our Blue Family often uses this quote from an ancient Roman historian. It’s included on this print that I ordered from the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund.
I think Robert Kennedy’s quote helps to explain where this hope comes from. It comes from each act that is done to improve the lot of others. Hope is built on each instance when someone strikes out against injustice. A new spark of hope is lit every time someone stands up for an ideal or the truth.
Our Law Enforcement Officers know how this feels. Davey knew very well how this felt – he committed his life to it. And the David Glasser Foundation is continuing the work he began.
In valor there is hope.
And that hope is created by thousands of ripples made by you and by me every day which builds into a current that can change the world.
Be a ripple.