Sunday, June 29, 2014

Love Wins


Ana Grace Marquez-Greene was one of the 26 people (including 20 children) killed 18 months ago by a deranged shooter at Newtown's Sandy Hook Elementary School.
A coalition of children charities and law enforcement groups has been installing one new
playground for each Newtown victim.  This one is the 18th.  It is in Hartford's Elizabeth Park.

Celebrating children and celebrating life are good things.

18 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Yes, that's fantastic. But people still celebrate guns.

Andy said...

The sweet sweet memories you gave-a me

You can't beat the memories you gave-a me

Mersad said...

That was really heartbreaking. I can't really understand this need for guns. It's a beautiful way to commemorate, but I wish that there was never any need to build them in the first place. Thank you for sharing Jack.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful!

Birdman said...

... it always does. What a great idea to remember them with.

Sylvia K said...

Such a wonderful way to remember them, Jack!! Beautiful playgrounds! It was such a nightmare and I will never forget the horror and the anguish that I felt both as a mother and a former teacher. Thank you so much for sharing these!

Sharon Anck said...

What an exceptionally wonderful project!

Halcyon said...

It makes me very sad that we need memorials like this. :(
But on a positive note, this park looks like a lot of fun!

RedPat said...

Heartbreaking, Jack!

Taken For Granted said...

Looks like something good has come from this terrible tragedy. Your photos give us all something to think about.

William Kendall said...

I don't get the obsession over guns- I tend to think of the leadership of gun advocate groups like the NRA as reprehensible and unyielding.

It's a lovely playground.

Bob Crowe said...

Now that I am a grandparent I understand how true that is. But do the children who play here understand what happened a year and a half ago? If they do, how does it affect them?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's a lovely idea Jack, there's not much positives to come out of an event like that, but we have to try somehow.

EG CameraGirl said...

Super way to remember Ana Grace.

LOLfromPasa said...

I am really moved by this project. Wonderful!

jennyfreckles said...

Probably the best kind of memorial but how I wish it hadn't been necessary.

Virginia said...

This broke my heart. It seems our country refuses to learn from our tragedies. A wonderful project to keep this in our minds and make a positive out of a devastating event. Thank you for sharing this Jack.
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Linda said...

It's sad but there's comfort in such a memorial. As caring beings, we struggle to find meaning and this is one way.