When the Sandy Hook tragedy happened, I chose a name to remember. Charlotte Bacon. A little girl in pink cowgirl boots, just like my daughter always wore. This was to combat, in my own small way, the true death of those children.

I will do the same for these people. I invite everyone to do the same. Choose one person who speaks to you for whatever reason, and read about them. Learn about their life and the things that were special to them. And then remember. Remember their names. Write donations to charity in their honor. Light a candle every chrismakwanzakah. Just REMEMBER them.

–Rev. Clementa Pinckney, 41

–Cynthia Hurd, 54

–Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, 45

–Tywanza Sanders, 26

–Ethel Lance, 70

–Susie Jackson, 87

–Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, 49

–Myra Thompson, 59

–Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., 74


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