It was a heartbreaking morning seeing the flag-draped casket of slain Capitol Police Office William Evans carried up the steps of the US Capitol watched by his mother, his wife and his two beautiful children, Logan and Abigail clutching their stuffed animals. The moving service that followed honored him as the true hero that he is; in the words of President Biden to the family,”Your son, your husband, your brother, your dad was a hero.”
There will be no similar ceremony in the Capitol for Daunte Wright whose death at the hands of the Minnesota police was equally as heartbreaking for his family, and for us all. Sadly the word “enough” has no meaning any more.
May they both Rest In Peace.
666+132…in progress – Day L with 20 new leaves on a day that gives hope to the children separated from their parents at the US border with the signing of an Executive Order by President Biden establishing an interagency task force for their reunification. His strong words today, including “ work to undo the moral and national shame of the previous administration,” are very welcome.
Today we also remember two heroes, Captain Sir Tom Moore and Capital Police Office Brian Sicknick, may they both rest in peace.
Seeing the body of the late John Lewis crossing this bridge for the last time yesterday was a moment that seemed to capture a nation at a crossroads, with the hope that the bridge will be renamed after him, a true national hero and the conscience not only of the Congress but of the whole country.
Dedicated to his memory.
Salute to a hero 17.4.20
Captain Tom Moore completed his goal of walking the 82-foot length of his garden back and forth 100 times before his 100th birthday on April 30th and in the process raised $23 million for Britain’s NHS. Soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment formed a guard of honor and saluted him as he crossed the finishing line. Can there be a more uplifting moment for us all to be inspired by?