As I was walking down 5th Ave, I passed the Marble Church (http://www.marblechurch.org/give/ribbonproject), the fence around the church was covered with orange ribbons. As beautiful as it was to see these colorful ribbons flapping in the wind was, they symbolized a more regrettable fact....Gun Violence has killed more than 12,000 people since Columbine, more than 1600 were children and teens.
" On Saturday, October 13, 2018, Marble Collegiate Church unveiled its new ribbon initiative, Prayers of Remembrance and Peace. A few words were spoken from their Senior Minister, Dr. Michael Bos and was followed by guests and officials tying the names of Gun Violence Victims on the church’s fence. On Sunday, October 14, after the 11:00am Worship service, our congregation added green ribbons to the fence to symbolize their prayers for peace and remembrance for the victims. This awareness project will highlight Gun Violence. Adorned on the fence around the 5th Avenue church will be orange ribbons, the defining color of the gun violence awareness movement. Included on these ribbons will be the names and ages of victims from the over fifty deadliest mass shootings since Columbine in 1999. We invite all to join us at Marble to remember gun violence victims and to demonstrate solidarity in preventing these tragedies in the future" Read more about the project here
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