In Memory of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. One year ago today.

Remember these people and all who have perished in gun violence in the past year. Let there be peace on Earth.


The storm up north has been named Nemo by The Weather Channel. Its not funny what is going happen.


The School House


The school house is a temple of learning

A place for growing

Books, pencils, chalk are instruments of instruction

Guns are instruments for destruction

The hallways are not meant for destruction

A place where kids should be safe

In Newtown it wasn’t that way on that December day.

Our children should be valued, Ms. Houston said they are our future

The man who spread fire down the hall came in as he pleased

20 little ones left too soon, 6 adults did too

The school house should be a happy place

Not violent and chaotic

Let us remember those faces, those names

May the survivors heal

A time to cry

Let them come back to the School House in a more peaceful time


Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth
The peace that was meant to be.
With God our creator
Children all are we.
Let us walk with each other.
In perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me
Let this be the moment now.
With every step i take
Let this be my solemn vow.
To take each moment
And live each moment
With peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth,
And let it begin with me.

Sy Miller and Jill Jackson Miller….In tribute and memory of the victims and families of today’s school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

Flags of the nation and Girl Scout Council of Southern Appalachians lowered at half mast in recognition of the tragedy at a elementary school in #Newtown, #Connecticut today. (at Girl Scout Council)

Violence in Our Nations Communities


The gun control debate is a serious one. As I see what has happened over the past few months in Colorado at a movie theatre in Oregon at a shopping mall and today in Connecticut at a elementary school this has me wondering about our world. We see urban areas that experience violence daily and its a threat to everyone’s safety. The senseless violence we are seeing has me very concerned about the people who do these things. It doesn’t make sense. You have to wonder about what makes people feel like they have to kill others in order to be heard. It saddens me that there are so many weapons of destruction available so that things like this happen too often. God bless everyone who has suffered because of such heinous acts. May we find peace in our world sooner rather than later.