Thursday, January 13, 2011

Together we Thrive, Tucson and America, The Memorial

6 lives. From age 79 to 9, gone. Our country mourns this tragedy.

Barack and Michelle Obama came to Tucson yesterday, to mourn with us. 14,000 filled the McKale Center at the University of Arizona for a memorial service. It was broadcast live on local TV here in Tucson. We were riveted.

My son was actually there. At 18 years old, this was an opportunity to witness a once in a lifetime event. To see his President. To hear words spoken that will be broadcast many times. To mourn with his city, his friends, his country.

He took his place in line at 1am. The doors opened at 4pm. When he got home at 10pm last night, he'd been up for 40 hours. Yes, I'm making him go to school today, no matter how tired.

I can't wait to hear more about it.

While he was in line, he was interviewed. He was on live TV (NBC) yesterday morning at 6AM, and quoted in the Arizona Daily Star. He is eloquent, and beautiful.

I am so very proud of him. How can I protect him from crazed shooters? I have to let him go out in this world, and it terrifies me.

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Sherry said...

I was thinking about you, Sara, when this happened.

How tragedy stuck in such a place of peace---but it can happen anywhere.

You must be very proud of your son. He must be a thoughtful young man.


Sunny Art Studio said...

Dearest Woolies,
Thank you for sharing your personal experience with us. Love and peace, Sunny.