October 1, 2017 will be etched in this land as the worst massacre ever
happening on our nations soil. In Las Vegas, Nevada a gunman went on a shooting
spree killing fifty nine people plus himself. He had guns in his motel room. We
, as a country, do not understand why this happened. We wrestle with where do
we go from here? Do we make tougher gun laws? Do we ban automatic rifles?
Granted, I cannot answer these questions, but I can give a sense of hope in the
despair we felt.
As I look back over the last weeks events, I am saddened, confused, and I
wonder what goes on in the minds of people. I ask myself “Why did this happen?”
“Did he act alone?” In time, these answers will come to the surface at why he
did this. And probably more answers to our questions will be answered as time
The words by President Trump were what we, as a nation, needed to hear. It was
pure evil that at what this madman did. We, as a nation, are so divided in what
we believe. And yet with this transpiring, it brought this country back together. Working together as one in a common bond.
We have triumphant stories of heroes coming out on how they saved lives. To
these and so many more thank you for keeping people safe and sound. We
appreciate you and all your hard work. You will also be etched in the hearts
and minds as heroes.
We, as a country, are in mourning. We cry for the fallen who laid their lives
down and to the responders who were on the ground helping people out of harms
way. They were doing their duty. Thank you to one and all who risked their
lives to help rescue someone.
TOPSHOT – Destiny Alvers who attended the Route 91 country music festival and helped rescue her friend who was shot, reacts at a makeshift memorial on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 3, 2017, after a gunman killed 59 people and wounded more than 500 others when he opened fire from a hotel window on a country music festival.
Police said the gunman, a 64-year-old local resident named as Stephen Paddock, had been killed after a SWAT team responded to reports of multiple gunfire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay, a hotel-casino next to the concert venue. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images