And it is with this knowledge that we are able to move forward with purpose and strength.
This is a Promise. To truly honor the lives lost by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation.
This is a Promise. To be open to all possibilities.
There is no agenda other than to make our nation a safer, better place.
This is a Promise. To have the conversations on ALL the issues.
Conversations where listening is as important as speaking.
Conversations where even those with the most opposing views can debate in good will.
This is a Promise. To turn the conversation into actions.
Things must change. This is the time.
This is a Promise. We make to our precious children.
Because each child, every human life is filled with promise, and though we continue to be filled with unbearable pain we choose love, belief, and hope instead of anger.
This is a Promise. To do everything in our power to be remembered not as the town filled with grief and victims; but as the place where real change began.
Our hearts are broken; Our spirit is not.
This is our Promise. The Sandy Hook Promise.