The President of the United States, Barack Obama’s emotional remarks at the memorial service for the killed Dallas police officers yesterday, put funeral attendees in tears. The memorial service was in honor of the 5 police officers that were killed in a sniper attack on July 7th by Micah Xavier Johnson. Johnson, 25, was a military veteran that served in Afghanistan.
During the funeral service, Obama called for unity in the country. He said everyone deserves equal treatment in American. “We are one American family, all deserving of equal treatment, all deserving of equal respect,” he said.
“That’s what I take away from the lives of these outstanding men. The pain we feel may not soon pass, but my faith tells me that they did not die in vain. I believe our sorrow can make us a better country. I believe our righteous anger can be transformed into more justice and more peace. Weeping may endure for a night, but I’m convinced joy comes in the morning,” the president said.
In the White House Twitter feed, the president remarks: I’m here to say we must reject such despair. I’m here to insist that we are not as divided as we seem.”