Today is Wildcat Remembrance Day

 Today, Nov. 30, 2022 we as a community take a moment to reflect and continue our healing journey. Today, we remember our loss of innocence because nothing like “that” could ever happen here.

“That” of course was the Nov. 30, 2021 mass shooting at Oxford High School where four beautiful children lost their lives. Say their names in your head, feel them on your heart.

Madisyn Baldwin.

Tate Myre.

Hana St. Juliana.

Justin Schilling.

Say a silent prayer for them, their family, friends and for all who were dear to them.

Remember too how the lives of the six students and one teacher who were wounded have changed. Pray for them and to all students, staff and community members who were changed that horrible day.

Today is Wildcat Remembrance Day. At 12:51 p.m, wherever you are at, let’s all share a moment of silence together.

Today is Wildcat Remembrance Day. Tonight, at 7 p.m. the community is invited to light a luminary in honor of those we lost and as the lights rise and shine down upon our earth, pray for love and pray for peace. — Don Rush

2 Responses to "Today is Wildcat Remembrance Day"

  1. Ed Corack   December 2, 2022 at 11:36 am

    The loss of innocence last year on November 30, 2021 struck me so very hard and I live in Ashburn, VA near the Dulles Airport.I have followed their stories throughout the year and I was outraged and overwhelmed. I have grand kids: One is 16 like Tate and one is 13 near Hana’s age. I would be shattered if anything ever happened to them. Their families will very slowly heal but will never forget the loss of their loved ones. But, I heard Buck Myre in a video with Sheri (his wife) and Jill Soave (Justin’s Mom) indicating the shooter took responsibility for his crimes and now will be sent to jail for the rest of his life with no parole. This is just the start of justice for these four children taken so young. The shooter’s parents need to have the same sentence. Why would you buy a pistol for a 15 year old with the gun seller knowing the shooter would use it not his Father (it is illegal in the US to own a pistol unless you are 21), his Mother took him out to the shooting range and then the school violated safety features on the following Monday and Tuesday?

    I wish the school has a permanent plaque for Tate, Justin, Han and Madisyn. To all Oxford High School students that tragic day last year, you are still in shock but slowly it will go away but none of you (including the wounded) will ever forget and I ask you never ever forget Tate Justin, Hana and Madisyn. Say their name every day as I do. NEVER FORGET!

    BTW, I wish to salute the Myres for starting Tate’s legacy: 42strongtate.org. This organization will help other kids with mental issues like the shooter’s, dysfunctional and abusive families and kids who need to talk to someone with their concerns. The Myres have decided that out of this tragedy some good will come for future generations. Open disclosure: I have donated to 42strongtate.org but have no managerial or financial interests in it. God bless all of you in Oxford but most importantly the families of Tate, Justin, Hana and Madisyn and the wounded.

    Ed Corack

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  2. Oxford Parent   December 7, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    To Commenter Ed Corack: Thank you.
    -Oxford Parent, Friends, Family

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