Where there once was anger, let there now be peace.
Earlier this evening I went to the memorial service for the victims of this weekend’s shootings. Although I have been continuously reporting on it for the past four days, it was the first time I had gone to the murder scene. It was unsettling to finally see the blue house after knowing the terror that happened inside.
If I had to guess, I’d say there were well over a hundred people gathered in the street out front. Some people appeared to be close friends of the victims, while others were members of the community who wanted to show their support. Most people stared either at the house or at the ground, many of them tearing up, while one man read off the names of the victims—Melissa Moore, Suzanne Thorne, Chris Williamson, Justin Schwartz, Jeremy Martin, and Jason Travers.
At the end, the man speaking, a Reverend at Williamson’s chuch, asked everyone to kneel down and touch the Earth. He said “Where there once was anger, let there now be peace.”