Startling Revelations from ‘The March for Our Lives’ in New York City
Tears were streaming down my face as I stood on Central Park West with 175,000 others this past Saturday.
I was personally in the middle of the 175,000 strong who were a part of 'The March for Our Lives' in New York City. Organized by the students from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, their mission was simple, to try and prevent the cold-blooded killing of any more students. As we began the March on Central Park West at 67th, I looked up and saw these first graders in the window. I was able to snap the photo before I lost it.
As I stood on Central Park West with thousands of others I listened to the speeches before the March officially began, I noticed they were being delivered by the students, the same students who had lost their friends in the hallways at Marjorie Stoneman. They were asking our nation's lawmakers to figure out a way to make our country's schools safer from gun violence.
Two of the main reasons we were motivated to join the march this past Saturday were two good friends, Yvonne Cech and Diana Haneski who we worked and hung out with at I-95 and 940 WINE during the late '80's. Yvonne, on the right, was the Librarian at Sandy Hook Elementary and Diana was the Media Specialist at Marjorie Stoneman. Both of these amazing women hustled a number of staff and students into classroom storage closets to keep them safe as they were trained to do while the shooters roamed the hallways.
I understand that many of you who have taken the time to read this article do not agree with what the 'March for Our Lives' represents and I respect that, but wouldn't you agree that something must be done? I heard one of the Marjorie Stoneman students talk about the possibility of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle coming together to work out a compromise regarding common-sense gun legislation. Is there a possibility this could be accomplished without impeding the Second Amendment?
On February 14, this young lady, Emma Gonzalez was a Marjorie Stoneman survivor. She was there when the shooter was murdering her friends.