Home of the free because of the brave.
Thank you. 🇺🇸
I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
I never imagined that in my lifetime I would not only be remembering all the brave men and women of our Armed Forces, past and present, but also all the lost children in our grade schools.
Living in New England, the travesty of Sandy Hook is never far from our memory, and each new mass school shooting like Uvalde hits hard. News coverage, visits by politicians and celebrities, prayers, Go Fund Me pages do not replace the loss of a child, a chair empty at each and every family event.
This is not an easy problem to solve, but we could certainly start by updating the laws surrounding the purchase of guns, improving our mental health offerings, and providing parents with a safe avenue when they think their child is headed on the wrong road because of personal issues.
It is easy to feel that there is not much just one person can do, but we could all come together and let our representatives in Washington know that we’ve seen too much loss and need real change. It took me thirteen minutes to send messages to the President, Vice President, two senators, and one representative.