Friday, May 31, 2019, a mass shooting occurred at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. In addition to the 12 victims killed, several were also injured. I spent the whole night piecing together conflicting information I gathered from the media, watching this massacre’s death toll rise, and doing a roll call by phone of family members to check on them. It’s so close to home. The victims’ names have been publicized. The shooter’s name, who was also killed, has also been publicized. His motive perplexes the investigators still. The city and its citizens are now in the process of healing. As a sign of support and unity for those affected by this recent event, and to honor the 12 lives lost, the city of Virginia Beach will wear the color Blue today, Monday, June 3, 2019.
If you do participate, where ever you are in the world, post your love and support using the hashtags #VBStrong and #LoveForVB. Together we are stronger. Thank you.