Menlo Park mourns Connecticut tragedy along with the rest of the nation: One resident’s front yard sign
Emails Menlo Park resident Barrett Moore:
“I have made a sign to put in our front yard — I want this time to be different.
“I am so afraid that this outrage will pass — lost in holiday shopping, entertaining and vacations. When we all return I worry that the pressure on law makers will have dissipated.
“This time is different for me. We have to decide whether to cremate or bury a child now or before the next time. The only thing that can make this worse is if we let it be forgotten. Since I am lucky enough not to be laying a child to rest a this week, I need to do something.
“Putting a sign in your yard requires some courage. I think there are a lot of courageous people out there. I’ve had a dozen requests for signs this afternoon, so apparently this time is not just different for me.”
Editor’s note: Barrett Moore can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org; photo courtesy of Barrett Moore.