Dear Editor:

On Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, I had the privilege of being a part of one of the best outpourings of love and admiration that I have seen in quite a long time.

Although the occasion was a rather sad one, it did not put a damper on the love shown to a beautiful young man.

I am, of course, referring to the memorial service for Jordan Halane. While I didn’t know him as well as some, I did have the pleasure of sharing several occasions with him and his family. He was a recipient of a scholarship from the NAACP, an organization I have been a part of for over 20 years.

The point I wish to make is simply this, the people that put this together simply for a brilliant young man, not just a black man, but a truly beautiful individual proving that love transcends all boundaries, as it should.

This event proves there is still hope for this society. We need much more of this.

I would like to thank the people who put this event together and encourage everyone to keep doing things like this. Stop the “haters,” we must never let them win. As for myself I will always try to be a part of anything that shows love and compassion for “all” people.

We need love more now than ever before, with all the unnecessary hate in this country. Because it would seem that the power in charge are trying to set things back 150 years, instead of bringing us together.

This event shows that we are capable of achieving great things, so let’s keep pulling together. Let’s keep the ball rolling. Much love and thanks to you all, and remember let’s not stop now but keep moving forward.

A few bad apples may spoil the barrel but only if we let them.

Keep the love and kindness flowing. I don’t think it can be said enough!

In case some were unaware, white people put this event together without any hesitation whatsoever, looking beyond race or color or anything else. Again proof we can do great things if we all try!

Stephen Boggs

Hughesville

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