The horrific tragedy in Aurora
While this is a time of such great sorrow, it is also a time of great pride in all of our support services in Colorado. Especially the Aurora Police who were on scene within 90 seconds and quickly recognized the perpetrator, proud of the brave souls in the theatre who acted to protect others, of the fire department, the police rescuers and emergency medical teams, the hospitals, doctors and nurses who helped the wounded.
It is hard to admit the fact that there is more than a signle guilty party. But, our culture and society show a lack of personal responsibility and integrity, coupled with arrogance, greed and corruption on so many levels. We cannot begin to understand the mind of anyone capable of this horror. But we can work to change the environment that created the opportunity for this evil to grow. What can you and I, the individual people do to prevent this type of event from ever happening again? We think it begins with ourselves. Demanding honesty, compassion and understanding in our personal and professional dealings. We must serve as models - on an everyday basis for what we want to see in others... We have witnessed great courage and wisdom from the many heroes and they have inspired us here during this tragedy. The greatest journey begins with a single step…