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21 minutes of silence for 21 victims: We remember Uvalde

We’re asking you to silence your social accounts Tuesday from noon until 12:21p.m. so the people of Uvalde can feel our support from all over Texas.

Katrice Hardy
Executive Editor
The Dallas Morning News

Katrice Hardy
Katrice Hardy

We’re asking you to silence your social accounts Tuesday from noon until 12:21p.m. so the people of Uvalde can feel our support from all over Texas.

They wore fun shoes and fancy outfits as they celebrated the last few days of fourth grade at Robb Elementary School.

Summer was among them and so was the promise of more time to tumble, dance, play ball and swim.

On Tuesday, just after end-of-year awards were given, a gunman burst into the back door and shot and killed 19 students and two teachers who had spent the year protecting, nurturing and opening up the minds of their fourth graders.

So many of us are grieving for the city of Uvalde, for the moms and dads and sisters and brothers, for husbands and daughters of those who will never again hear the laughter of their loved ones. We can’t imagine the pain coursing through this small community in our state that terror invaded this week.

And we keep asking, how can we help?

The Dallas Morning News is asking each of you to join us in a moment of silence Tuesday at noon for 21 minutes to pay tribute and remembrance to the 21 children and teachers who are no longer with us.

We’re asking you to join us with most of our fellow Texas media friends to silence your social accounts from noon until 12:21 p.m. so the people of Uvalde can feel our support from all over Texas.

As Todd Davis, a senior audience journalist at The News said, there’s been a lot of turmoil and debating about what unfolded.

Tuesday is a time to focus on the families and friends and residents of Uvalde, to lift them in prayers if you so desire, to send them positive thoughts, to remember 19 children and 2 teachers.

To reflect, with us we hope, on just them:

Teachers Eva Mireles and Irma Garcia.

Uziyah Garcia and Xavier James Lopez.

Amerie Jo Garza, Rojelio Torres and Jacklyn “Jackie” Cazares.

Annabelle Rodriguez and Jaliah Nicole Silguero.

Jayce Carmelo Luevanos, Makenna Lee Elrod and Alithia Ramirez.

Ellie Garcia and Maranda Mathis.

Tess Maria Mata, Jose Flores and Nevaeh Bravo.

Alexandria “Lexi” Aniyah Rubio and Maite Yuleana Rodriguez.

Eliahana “Elijah” Cruz Torres and Layla Salazar.

The I Messenger Media, LLC. family (Texas Metro News, Garland Journal, Metro News, I Messenger and Cheryl’s World), is joining with The Dallas Morning News in silencing our social media accounts Tuesday at noon. Please join with us.

Cheryl Smith
Publisher

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