This is the second Father’s Day we will have spent without our sons Daniel and Ben, who were murdered a year and a half ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. But unlike last Father’s Day, when we grieved quietly, passing the day in solemn remembrance with our families and surviving children, this Father’s Day we feel compelled to speak out.
One thing's for sure: Americans have a lot of guns.
"Courage lies in every heart and the expectation is that one day it will be summoned. Your courage was summoned on that awful day of terror, and it continued to be summoned on every day that followed. And you responded.
This Saturday, June 14 from 11am-2pm, Ossining's VaZa Salon will provide a day of services to raise funds and awareness for Sandy Hook Promise during the Ossining Village Fair.
"The country has to do some soul searching about this. This is becoming the norm, and we take it for granted in ways that, as a parent, are terrifying to me."
We are keeping the students of Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon in our thoughts and prayers as details emerge on a shooting this morning that left the gunman and one student dead. Our hearts go out to the victim's family at this tragic time.
WE CANNOT CONTINUE TO LOOK AWAY: At least 30 people were shot, 4 fatally, in Chicago over the past weekend.
Our thoughts are in Las Vegas after two shooters killed two police officers and then fatally shot a third person yesterday. Please join us in sending your condolences to the victims' families.
Our hearts break for the victims of the shooting at Seattle Pacific University yesterday that left one student dead and three others injured. Please join us in keeping their families and the entire SPU community in your thoughts and prayers.
In the 18 months since I lost my wife Mary, a dedicated school psychologist who would kneel down or sit in a low chair when talking to students to make sure they felt heard, in the senseless rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary, I've spoken out to bring more focus and attention to mental health and wellness.