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Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

Omaha's Horror

Posted Wednesday, December 5, 2007, at 8:17 PM

Columbine High School - Margie and I lived just 2 miles from there, and were at home during the unfolding of the drama that is at least somewhat familiar to just about everyone. Sirens blaired, helecopters flew overhead, and the news was filled with the horror for days afterward. Even today, Colorado license plates are available commemorating Columbine, there are memorial services every year, and just the thought of the tragic events bring tears to my eyes still.

Today Omaha experienced it's own horror. I can't express my feelings beyond mentioning something that was brought up about Columbine that has stuck with me, and helps me cope with the feelings brought up by this senseless act..."Rational people can never understand irrational acts".

Omaha will be changed by the occurrences of December 5, 2007. I bet I speak for most folks around here when I say our thoughts and prayers are with you Omaha.

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