Their Names

March 12, 2013

Essay

Do not forget where we started, or why — It is important that you remember, and check your stamina.  It’s a long fight ahead.

And their names are important for us to remember.

Children (8 boys and 12 girls)

Charlotte Bacon, 6
Daniel Barden, 7
Olivia Engel, 6
Josephine Gay, 7
Ana Marquez-Greene, 6
Dylan Hockley, 6
Madeline Hsu, 6
Catherine Hubbard, 6
Chase Kowalski, 7
Jesse Lewis, 6
James Mattioli, 6
Grace McDonnell, 7
Emilie Parker, 6
Jack Pinto, 6
Noah Pozner, 6
Caroline Previdi, 6
Jessica Rekos, 6
Avielle Richman, 6
Benjamin Wheeler, 6
Allison Wyatt, 6
Adults
Rachel D’Avino, 29
Anne Marie Murphy, 52
Lauren Rousseau, 30
Mary Sherlach, 56
Victoria Soto, 27
Dawn Hocksprung, 47

Nancy Lanza, mother of the gunman

Adam Lanza
(Source)

There are many, many more names.  For more names, Slate and @GunDeaths have made available  the current list of victims of gun violence.

 

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"What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open." -- Muriel Rukeyser

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