We Will Never Forget Them

Sam2000's picture

I will never forget December 14th, 2012. I was in math class when my teacher turned on CNN and we watched the news of the Newtown shootings live. Soon we saw pictures of the faces of those lost, and the pain started. Many of my classmates were in tears that day, myself included.

At home my Dads, my Mom and Grandma hugged me tight, and later my boyfriend and I embraced, tears filling our eyes, speechless about what had happened.

Over the next week we watched the funerals, the continued news coverage, and admired Anderson Cooper's grace in interviewing those affected. We too mourned with those of Newtown. Total strangers came and offered their love and gifts to a town shaken by tragedy.

Time, as it always does, will move on. Those strangers to Newtown will leave as friends. The media will move on the the next big story but they will never be the same. Soon the days will be longer and warmer, grass will grow on those graves, ashes will be scattered. Headstones will be erected and dedicated. Birthdays of those fallen souls will come and go, and December 14th will come once again, but it'll have a different meaning now.

They will be remembered. Eventually there will be a permanent memorial to them, a place that many will visit to grieve and to relive to lives taken.

We will never forget them.

Sam

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Sam2000's picture

Most of this was an eassay I wrote for English class

Most of this was an essay I wrote for English class, on last Friday I was asked to read it at school after the morning announcements were made.

My principal gave a copy of it to my church, and I was asked to read a slightly edited version at our Christmas Eve services. I was also asked to recite a list of those killed at Newtown, and our church bell rang after each name. I was about to go back to my pew when I told my congregation that we should pray for all of the Lanza family and the bell rang twice for them.

Once I was in the pew with my family my pastor looked me in the eye and said, "A child shall lead us".

I cried for a long time after that.

Sam

anarchist's picture

You live in the town in which this shooting occurred?

Interesting.

Sam2000's picture

No

No, I don't live anywhere near Newtown, CT but the shooting still have had a huge impact on my life. I have some relatives that live in Hartford, CT and they're really feeling it there.

Sam

javier's picture

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I cried when I heard the gunman committed suicide...

anarchist's picture

He unfortunately had no choice at that point.

The media made the entire country hate him. No matter what he ever did, he would never be accepted by anyone the rest of his life. An example of how society kills people

javier's picture

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We should ban society so it doesn't kill anymore people.

anarchist's picture

This is a good idea.

I think we should have a system like what George Carlin described: "I have the right to do whatever I want, and if I do something you don't like, you have the right to kill me."