Friday, April 20, 2012

Columbine High School

Today marks the 13 year anniversary of the tragedy that took place at Columbine High School in Littleton, CO. My memories of that day are still quite vivid - coming home from college to find my mom and brother watching CNN’s breaking news about a school shooting. Being a student at the time, the story really resonated with me and I remained glued to the TV to soak up as much information as I could get. If this could happen in a safe suburb, this could happen anywhere.

If you’re at all familiar with my blog, you know that Dan and I like to visit historic locations. That includes both places where fun and memorable things happened as well as somber sites where unfortunate events took place. Even though it might seem morbid to some, when we realized how close Columbine High School was to where we were staying in Colorado, we decided to take a quick drive there. To remain respectful, I took one quick picture from inside the car and we went on our merry way. Had we gotten out, we would have seen the beautiful memorial that commemorates those who lost their lives on that tragic day.

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