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
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