On January 8th, one year will have passed since that awful, tragic day. And, as our communities and our country come together to remember, please listen to those of us who were there — make sure you hear our heartfelt words.
Please watch us, survivors of the Tucson shooting, share our memories and join us in honoring the lives taken on January 8, 2011.
The six people taken from us that day were Dorothy Morris, Dorwan Stoddard, Phyllis Schneck, Judge John Roll, Gabe Zimmerman, and Christina Taylor-Green. These six were mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, friends – our neighbors! I will never, ever forget them.
And while we cannot change the past or bring back those taken from us, I hope you’ll join with people and communities around the country in remembering them. Take a moment of peaceful silence, wear a commemorative pin or ribbon, maybe attend a public vigil near you:
No one should have to endure the sorrow of having a loved one murdered with a gun. My hope is that positive actions can come of this tragic anniversary and that people will renew their resolve to never let this happen again.
In peaceful resolve,