In the morning of December 14th, 2012 In the Village of Sandy Hook in Newtown Connecticut , a man walked into The Sandy Hook Elementary school…..
and before he killed himself, shot 27 people.
20 of whom………….
were children…. in the first grade.
The other 7 people were adults that worked at the school.
(Please click below to see story)
This story happened in Connecticut but I doubt there is anyone in this Country who hasn’t heard it…
Staff Sargent Jordan Pritchard lives in Nashville Tennessee. He heard the story as we all did.
Like everyone else, he was shocked and horrified.
He was so moved by it wanted to do something.
What could he do to change what had happened?…Nothing.
No one could…. but like so many, he wanted to reach out and do something to make a positive difference. Staff Sargent. Pritchard did just that. The Father of two children, he understood the feeling’s of those parents who were so horrified that day. He went to his closet and he took his Uniform out of retirement. He put on that uniform and went down to Gower elementary school.
(Please Click the link below to hear Sargent Pritchard in his own words)
“If you are able and capable of doing something, you have the responsibility to act,” Pritchard told the press.
He also told the press. “I feel this is the least I can do as a parent,”
Some people think placing soldiers outside of schools is the wrong answer to this problem. That’s not what this story is about.
This is about one man who was so moved by others fears and concerns and worries that he decided to take action.
After one of the most terrible school shootings in this country’s history this Marine Staff Sargent wanted to make a difference.
Unarmed, he went to Gower elementary School (where his children also attend) and on THAT day, During THAT Week, at THAT school….. parents and most importantly for those children, who heard what had happened in Connecticut and were scared…………..there was peace of mind.
It’s about one mans decision, to try to make things better for the people in his community, for the many parents who were scared to let their children go the next morning,
for the children.
Making a difference
You don’t have to do something BIG or HUGE to make a difference. Sometimes something small……………… can BE HUGE to someone else.
To the children and their parents this act …was huge.
And his as for his own children, they knew “Dad” was just outside watching out for them.
What It Comes Down To
Have you had something your going through and it’s really tough, really draining and someone does something to change that for the better?. It doesn’t take something earth-shaking to do that either.
You can do little things like open a door, tell a joke, or just give a smile to someone.
Showing another person you care or a show of friendship can go
a….L O N G way!.
It’s just a simple case of caring for one another , taking the time and then taking an action to show that you care. Trying to see each others cares and concerns as important as our own…….
I know it can be difficult at times….
But people like Staff Sargent Jordan Pritchard are great role models
for us all.
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