Sandy Hook- 6 Years Later

I got a message today from the mother of one of the boys who was killed on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary school. I happened to be in CT when that event happened and I took the time to drive up to Sandy Hook for one of the memorials. My own kids were around the same age as the children who died that day. It was a very powerful moment for me. At the time my friend Jayson and I decided to write a song about what happened and what could be done. We have shared this before but wanted to do so again. We should never forget what happened that day. We need to open our eyes and other people s eyes so that we can do everything we can to prevent this from happening again. 

Here is our tribute

A New Promise – Sandy Hook

Here is the letter from the mother who lost her son.

Tomorrow marks six years since our children and loved ones were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary. It never gets easier.

We’ve spent six years wondering what they might look like now, what new hobbies they might have. Six years writing down memories so we won’t forget the tiniest detail about them. Six years replaying the last time we saw them alive – the morning of Dec. 14, 2012 – in our heads over and over again.

We would do anything to turn back time and have our loved ones back in our arms, but we can’t change what happened. All we can do now is work to change what happens to other families, to prevent future tragedies.

So after tomorrow, we’ll wake up, piece together the tattered remains of our hearts and keep doing everything we can to protect children from gun violence – because it’s the only thing that keeps us going. We know our work saves lives, but we can’t do it without you: And with just 12 hours until our deadline, we’re still $289,993 short of our must-hit goal. Can we count on you to give right now to protect more children from gun violence?

Please rush a tax-deductible gift of $10, or as much as you can spare, to Sandy Hook Promise right now. Protecting more children from gun violence in the coming year depends on your immediate donation – and we only have 12 hours left to get back on track.

Thank you for stepping up to make sure we stay on track for our year-end goal. You’re helping us honor the memories of our loved ones by protecting other children from gun violence, and we are so grateful for that.

Sandy Hook Promise

About Jeffrey Berson

40 years in and around the industry has made Insurance a part of my DNA. I have had the pleasure of working with and for some of the greatest minds in our industry. My "Bersonal" View is an attempt to capture some of the best ideas, the best concepts and the best practices in a way that can lead to success for others. It will certainly be my point of view, so please...don't take it "Bersonal".
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3 Responses to Sandy Hook- 6 Years Later

  1. Jayson says:

    OMG 6 years ago. Thanks for the reminder. I sent a small donation – asking if SelectQuote will support this cause.

    Nice song – so sad the event that prompted us to write it.


    Sent from my iPhone

  2. This is an easy contribution decision. If you’ve ever had the privilege of being a parent the pain these parents are going through is unimaginable. Thanks for posting, Jeff.

  3. Brad Jay says:

    One of the worst days in US history, we should not forget so it hopefully never happens again.

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