“With deep sorrow, we recognize the first anniversary of the horrific shooting at the Tops market in Buffalo. Words fall short in expressing our thoughts and emotions at unspeakable events. We mourn for the victims and their families and our wider community. Our hearts reach out to them.
When we are left with tragedy we need to keep taking action. We can reach out to those so deeply affected. We can volunteer, educate, and offer up our resources. We can engage with our families, neighbors, and friends in meaningful conversations about promoting inclusion, love, and hope. Each of us can be an agent for change.
At this time we all must redouble our efforts to strive for a community that is just, equitable, and peaceful for all people. We seek a nation where differences in people are not vilified but embraced and celebrated. We long for a world where our diversity does not divide us but unifies us. Let’s make a solemn commitment to honor and raise everyone. We cannot rest until we achieve the possible.”
Carolyne and Jim