Five years ago today 20 first graders and 6 educators were killed at the Sandy Hook Shooting. Five years later it looks like business as usual, but we have not forgotten this horrific day. My cousin posted this article from The NY Times. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/12/13/nyregion/newtown-sandy-hook-five-year-anniversary.html?referer=http://m.facebook.com
My sister’s family and cousin’s family still reside in Newtown. My sister’s family lives in the neighborhood where many of the victims lived and Lanza murdered his mother. My daughter and 2 nephews are now in the 6th grade. My cousin who went to high school with Lanza now lives in Chicago. Her brother who was a volunteer firefighter at the time is now in the process of becoming a career firefighter. He was in lockdown that day at his school. He went to every single funeral in uniform. I went to high school with James’ father. James was one of the victims.
We moved to Colorado 2 years ago. Last year 2 loaded bullets were found in my 2 youngest children’s school. One bullet was turned into my daughter’s teacher and the other went home in a child’s backpack. Five years later and incidents are still occurring. They’re getting worse. The verbal bullying continues. The shootings continue.
In a world where we can be anything, please be kind. Hatred needs to lose its battle and love must win. I choose to hold a door open for a stranger. I choose to say hello rather than not make eye contact. I choose to teach my children to be kind. I choose love ️. #sandyhook #neverforget #kindnessmatters #love - 15 minutes ago