Letters from readers – The Florida Times-Union
Hope is alive
I was born in Jacksonville in 1958. I, along with my four brothers, have served this country in the armed forces. We have gone to college, raised families and worshiped Jesus.
I have never, ever liked the monument to the Confederate soldier in Hemming Park. I have never, ever liked the idea of schools named after people who viewed black people as property and not human.
I have witnessed gross bigotry in this city. I have witnessed and heard such racial prejudice that sadness and tears will not cure.
But I have always been a prisoner of hope. Thank you, America, and thank you Jacksonville for keeping hope alive; the election of Barack Obama has done wonders for this country.
Ultimately, it was the work of God that Obama was elected and all true Christians must pray for all who are in authority. Grace, mercy and peace.