It’s with a sad heart that I write this note tonight. Every American within ear shot of the media today took notice. Every parent hugged their kids and will maybe watch them sleep. I know I have and I will.
To think that our kids could have their innocence shattered by two mass murder events in elementary schools today is unconscionable. As I picked my own daughter up from Girl Scouts tonight, I heard an eleven year old say to her father “Dad, I’ve been scared a lot today because of what happened in Connecticut.” It’s just not fair. I feel anger and sadness that our children were violated in this way.
Tonight, the President of the United States came on TV and wiped tears from his eyes as he addressed the nation. As he speaks, it is clear that he feels the pain we all do – that he understands the magnitude of the violation that happened in our elementary schools today. Not only in Connecticut and China, but in every elementary school and elementary school-aged home in this country.
What do you think the role of leadership is in times of crisis?
I believe the role of leadership in times of crisis is to help us face the truth, to focus, to mourn, and to find hope again in tomorrow.
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