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Let us pause

By Staff | May 26, 2022

America is in mourning as Memorial Day weekend approaches this year, reeling from yet another senseless loss of life on a school campus, another mass shooting.

We will not weigh in on the debate that follows tragedies like the slaughter of innocents in Uvalda, Texas.

The immediacy of the moment is not the time for a rehash of rhetoric far older than any of the 19 children who died where they should have been safe, where they should have been protected.

In the rush to proffer solutions, push agendas and lay blame, we too often forget that families need time to bury their dead.

That they and their loved ones are not headlines. Are not stories. Are not examples of what could have been done, what should have been done.

They are people who should be supported in their grief and their loss which will be with them long, long after our country continues its wrangle both political and practical on how to prevent the next incident and the next.

Let us pause, instead, and remember Eva Mireles and Irma Garcia, who died shielding their students.

Let us pause, instead, and mark the loss of the little ones who did not get to go home —

Rogelio Torres, Makenna Elrod, Jackie Cazares, Amerie Garza, Miranda Mathis, Ellie Garcia, Layla Salazar, Uziyah Garcia, Alexandria Rubio, Jose Flores, Maite Rodriguez, Eliahana Torres, Annabell Guadalupe, Jailah Silguero, Tess Marie Mata, Alithia Ramirez, Xavier Lopez, Nevaeh Bravo and Jayce Luevanos.

Let us pause in shared sorrow.

Our condolences to all those who lost loved ones at Robb Elementary School.

— Breeze editorial