More of our children have been lost to a mentally ill teen when he opened fire in another of our American schools. The sadness and loss of beautiful people with great talents is hard to comprehend.
We dedicate this blog to them…from the smallest child in elementary school to our teens and young adults in high schools and colleges and the teachers/adults… along with their grieving families and friends.
Consider these statistics and it does not include mass shootings at social clubs or other locations such as theaters, restaurants, businesses, health facilities, homes, streets or churches. Some who read this may not want to be reminded, but it is an extremely sad truth about the state of mental health in our nation.
COLLEGES AND HIGH SCHOOLS:
- 10 Killed – May 18, 2018 – Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas.
- 17 killed – February 14, 2018 -Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
- 9 killed – October 1, 2015 Umpoqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon
- 32 killed – April 16, 2007, Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA
- 9 killed – March 21,2005 – Red Lake High School, Red Lake, Minnesota.
- 13 killed – April 20, 1999 – Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.
- 27 killed – December 14, 2012 – Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. 20 children, ages six and seven, and six adults, school staff
(There could be more that we did not find listed.) credit to CNN
TOTAL 117 young people and faculty in just a few years. Too many gone…who had so much to give to the world, but didn’t have a chance to grow up.
VIDEO: This performance is by talented young people. (credit: Web Family Music)
Turn up sound.
IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE LOST IN OUR SCHOOL’S CLASSROOMS.
What does it mean to stand or place our hand over the heart, with respect, when our National Anthem is played or sung? Perhaps Coach Buzz Williams said it best to his team at Virginia Tech, especially in the light that some, who have been blessed in this country, have chosen not to do so.
HONOR RESPECT SACRIFICE
Coach Buzz Williams talks to his Virginia Tech team: View Video Turn up sound.