Friday, June 14, 2013
Hard To Believe That Six Months Have Passed..
It's been six months since the horrific events took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School. For the residents of Newtown Connecticut, and for the rest of us living in Western Connecticut, the events of 12-14-2012 have been difficult to comprehend.
It is hard not to run in to somebody in the Greater Danbury area that does not have a Sandy Hook connection, a Newtown story.
Western Connecticut is a closely knit part of the state - and the ties run deep. Families and extended families overlap town and city boundaries.
Danbury serves as the economic hub - where people work and shop. Residents and politicians from all over the region participate in the Newtown Labor Day Parade, everybody boats in Candlewood Lake, all of us have been to the Edmond Town Hall for a movie. Many of our children were most likely born at Danbury Hospital.
So when one community is hurting, the region hurts. When a family is faced with tragedy, the region is faced with tragedy. When one family is faced with adversity, we are all faced with adversity - it's what makes living in Western Connecticut such a special place.
As we remember the children lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and as we pray for the families of the victims, today is a reminder that we are one.
We are with you Newtown.
Love always wins. Always.
One Newtown, one Western Connecticut.