In Memoriam, updated

4/20/2008 @ 10:14pm *Additional Video added at bottom*

Today is the 9th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. Our community changed irrevocably those many years ago. Littleton Colorado will now forever be connected to the horrifying nightmare. And yet there is good from this event that has almost overshadowed the original event.

I would talk about that day in Newspaper when the clock hit 11:21 and the news started to spread through the halls of my high school. I would talk about the deep scars, emotional pain and all of the things that surrounded that day for me.

But that would be pointless. I will not mourn forever. I will remember. I will never forget. But I cannot keep feeling morose about the events. At some point I need to begin to celebrate the lives we lost and remember the good of them and what came from the black stain on April 20th.

Today there will be a moment of silence at 11:21am and people will be spending a little more of their Sunday remembering the events. Take a moment today and reflect back.

The truth was and still rings so very true across our great city.

We were…still are…and forever will all be…Columbine.


and my tribute below


4 Comments so far

  1. valerie on April 20th, 2008 @ 12:07 pm

    Some of those people would have kids of their own by now. May they RIP.

  2. Aaron DeLay (den_aaron) on April 20th, 2008 @ 12:51 pm

    Today will be hard for many. I met a guy named Sam at the crosses at Chapel Hill. We watched as a group of sunday school kids walked silently by the crosses…and we realized the implications of what we were watching. These kids could see a Columbine in their lifetime.

    We both could not stop crying.

  3. Susan (fizzy) on April 20th, 2008 @ 9:45 pm

    We were talking about this tonight during dinner – my dad’s death follows tomorrow (died a few years earlier) – we move on, but we never forget.

  4. Aaron DeLay (den_aaron) on April 20th, 2008 @ 10:16 pm

    Susan, my sympathies with your loss. My mom lost her mother (my grandmother) in December of 2001, months after the 9-11 attacks. When it rains, it can really pour. And agreed on your last statement. Spot on.

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