A year ago today, a man with a heart filled with hate murdered nine people inside the Mother Emanuel AME Church. One of those people was my aunt, Myra Thompson.
Nobody worked harder than my aunt. She would do anything for her church, Mother Emanuel. And since her death, I have tried to work as hard as she did at everything I do.
Not a day goes by that I don’t think about my aunt. So when this week, after tragedy struck again in Orlando, I knew exactly how much the victims, survivors and their families would need our nation’s love and support.
In the year since the Charleston attack, Mother Emanuel has shown what it means to be resilient and heal.
Still, it’s hard to believe that a year later, it’s still so easy for hate-filled people to get their hands on guns. But I am filled with hope that after this latest tragedy Congress will find the will to act.
However, I also know hope must be paired with action -- action in the name of the ones we’ve lost. Action for my Aunt Myra. And I won’t stop urging lawmakers to act to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people so that this might be the last time our country comes together to mourn lost brothers and sisters.
Loving nephew to Myra Duncan
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One year ago we lost 9 lives in Charleston. 49 in Orlando on Sunday. 26 in Newtown. Too many others. This has to stop. We need to change. -H
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One thing is for sure, I am not going to stop talking about this and I hope you don't either!