Dear Editor,

I am sick and tired of Black Lives Matter. I am a retired nurse and a veteran. Yes, I believe in peaceful protests. Violence only begets violence. When someone came in the hospital where I worked (the VA Hospital in Iron Mountain), I see a person in need of help — not their skin color, nationality or ethnic background. My background is Native American, German and Irish. 

As a nation, we need to be respectful, loving, compassionate to all nationalities. We need to stop the prejudices of all people. Violence only begets violence and I didn’t serve in the military to see such discord in my country to maintain peace, as many other veterans secure freedom for all, regardless of their ethnic origin. 

Remember for God so loved the world, he gave his only begotten son so that we all may live.


Brenda Kelly