Today, March 14 2018, was national walk out day for the #Enough movement against gun violence. Standing outside on Bardstown road seeing people walk out of work and school was the most moving thing I had ever been apart of. 17 minutes. A minute for every student who lost their life at Parkland. Cars passing by honked, clapped, waved, videotaped, etc.
The most moving thing was a man that passed by in his Vietnam Veteran hat clapping and smiling as his wife laid on the horn. Someone who had been exposed to gun violence at its most extreme. Love truly radiated when we didn’t come together as Republican or Democrat, black or white, male or female, christian or muslim. We came together as people mourning lives lost and prevention of tragedy again. Seeing support, action, and activism being shown without fear of backlash was a feeling that not many people can get.
Alyssa Alhadeff (14), Scott Beigel (35), Martin Duque (14), Nicholas Dworet (17), Aaron Feis (37), Jaime Guttenberg (14), Chris Hixon (49), Luke Hoyer (15), Cara Loughran (14), Gina Montalto (14), Joaquin Oliver (17), Alaina Petty (14), Meadow Pollack (18), Helena Ramsay (17), Alex Schachter (14), Carmen Schentrup (16), Peter Wang (15), and all the other victims of gun violence, this day was for them. March 14, 2018. #ENOUGH