Sunday, December 23, 2012

In Memory Of Sandy Hook

The Bronx Mourns in a Moment of Silence

Bronx, New York feels the loss at Sandy Hook in Newtown, Conn.

By CHL

New York City Councilman Andy King, of the 12th District in the Bronx, the Bronx Youth Empowerment Program (YEP), along with NG4King (Next Generation For King) Program, came together with the students of Richard R. Green Middle School (Forward and Beacon Program) to have a "Candlelight Vigil" this past Wednesday, Dec 19th 2012, on the steps of Richard R. Green Middle School located on Barnes Ave (BTW) 216th and 217th Streets in the Northeast section of the Bronx.

 
Councilman Andy King and students have a moment of silence...
Councilman King has always been a huge supporter and advocate for the youth. Something like this touches deep in his heart and he wanted the youth in is community, as well as any young person that could hear or receive his message, to know that gun violence or any kind of violence to "OUR" kids/youth of the world is wrong; and that we will no longer stand by and let things of this nature happen. "We need to stop pointing the finger and blaming everyone else and we need to start to look at ourselves and ask 'are we doing enough for our kids?'". These words rang out so loud and clear from the Councilman as he spoke to the youth of Richard R. Green Middle School.

Mr. King speaks to neighborhood youth and students of Richard R. Green Middle School.
The young people who came out and showed their condolences for the lives lost in Sandy Hook by lighting a candle in memory of them. Over 100 candles were lit showing that in the 12th District of the Northeast Bronx we are coming together to bring awareness to this tragedy and we do not want to see this happen again!

Students have a moment of silence for Sandy Hook...
It's Time...
No It's Been Time...
Make A Change!
Let's Save Our Kids...
End Gun Violence!