A 25 Year Anniversary remembrance



4/21/20242 min read

"The Hands of Time" by Columbine shooting victim Rachel Joy Scott
"The Hands of Time" by Columbine shooting victim Rachel Joy Scott

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the horrific Columbine shooting, where twelve students were murdered in cold blood.

Today commemorates the lives of everyone who has fallen at the hands of a shooter.

We, as a nation, have begun to normalize these anniversaries. We’ve begun to normalize the slaughter of children, at numbers never seen before.

Our hearts wear thin with sorrow, as we continue to gather in remembrance of these children’s lives. Why do we stand idly by? Why do we stand idly by as guns continue to compromise public safety? Why do we stand idly by as firearms massacre the new generation?

This seems dystopian.

Giving your “thoughts and prayers” to these victims yet remaining complicit in murder is shameful.

When will we see any actual change?

The anniversary of the Columbine shooting is not just a remembrance of the lives lost, but it is also a reminder that something needs to be done.

Read more about Rachel and her "Hands of Time" here.Read more about Rachel and her "Hands of Time" here.

Rachel was 13 when she drew those hands. She was 17 when she became the first victim of the Columbine shooting. Read more of her inspiring story here:

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