Sunday, December 16, 2012

Wear Green and White Monday, December 17, 2012

My friend and co-worker Michael reminded me to wear green and white tomorrow, Monday, December 17, 2012.

Green and white are the elementary school colors for Sandy Hook Elementary.  I will wear them to stand in solidarity with the families and friends of the little victims, as well as the adults that lost their lives.

The victims were as follows (courtesy of the Huffington Post):

Charlotte Bacon, 2/22/06, female
Daniel Barden, 9/25/05, male
Rachel Davino, 7/17/83, female.
Olivia Engel, 7/18/06, female
Josephine Gay, 12/11/05, female
Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 04/04/06, female
Dylan Hockley, 3/8/06, male
Dawn Hochsprung, 06/28/65, female
Madeleine F. Hsu, 7/10/06, female
Catherine V. Hubbard, 6/08/06, female
Chase Kowalski, 10/31/05, male
Jesse Lewis, 6/30/06, male
James Mattioli , 3/22/06, male
Grace McDonnell, 12/04/05, female
Anne Marie Murphy, 07/25/60, female
Emilie Parker, 5/12/06, female
Jack Pinto, 5/06/06, male
Noah Pozner, 11/20/06, male
Caroline Previdi, 9/07/06, female
Jessica Rekos, 5/10/06, female
Avielle Richman, 10/17/06, female
Lauren Rousseau, 6/1982, female (full date of birth not specified)
Mary Sherlach, 2/11/56, female
Victoria Soto, 11/04/85, female
Benjamin Wheeler, 9/12/06, male
Allison N. Wyatt, 7/03/06, female

As you know, if you read this blog and are friends with me or follow me on social media, this incident shook me up pretty bad.  I have six beautiful children and one of them is in Kindergarten.  As President Barack Obama said in his remarks directly after the attack, I looked at the tragedy through the lens of being a father of my own little precious children.

Thus, I am wearing green and white for the victims, as well as those that I love dearly.  We were all affected.

Wear green and white on Monday, December 17, 2012.


I. C.

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