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Seal of the City of Aurora, Colorado

Seal of the City of Aurora, Colorado (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Chicagoland, condolences, prayers, and heartfelt sympathy to the people of Aurora, Colorado, in light of what has happened the past few days.

Kudos to those who risked their lives and gave them too, in order to save others – from in and around the theater to the first responders who entered the suspect’s apartment to perform the hazardous task of disabling the booby traps.

Certainly this is a time for national mourning and reflection. It is a time for deep thought and conscious action, for knowing what is right and beneficial and not being afraid to do what is right, proper, good, helpful and loving for others.

This is a time to show what being a good citizen means. It is a time to come to the care and aid of one’s nation and ask that excellent phrase, “What can I do for my country?” Those who have been victimized by this are asking, “What can my country do for me?” Now those who can render assistance must step up and do so.

You serve who also stand and wait; at least you are there and waiting and willing to do something for others who really need the help. Do what you can – the families, the victims, the citizens of Colorado really need you now.

Those are sick, and you visited them. It is the thing to do if you have the resources so to do.

To Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan, to Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado, to the people of Aurora, stay strong, bond, come together, stand tall, be gracious to each other. Everyone is pulling for you; we are in your corner.

Colorado Meadows

Colorado Meadows (Photo credit: QualityFrog)

Divi Logan, Nashville and Chicago, 2012.