Fallen Angels, Families of Newtown remembered during 412th TEC service
December 21, 2012
VICKSBURG, Miss. - In the aftermath of the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., members of the 412th Theater Engineer Command's full-time staff joined Chaplain (Col.) Timothy M. Samorajski in a service of remembrance to honor our fallen angels and to pray for their families.
During the service, a candle was lit for each of the dear ones that were lost, 20 precious children and seven adult heroes. A message of hope was shared of the need to pause and honor the collective grief we all feel and pray for God's comfort to those who grieve the most.
As our nation struggles to come to grips with shattering acts like this, let us remember that evil can be defeated by good, that light can and must dispel darkness. As we move forward, let us all heed the call to "let our light shine" by seeking to bless the part of the world we come into contact with each and every day.
During this Holiday Season, let us remember those we have lost, pray for those who are suffering unimaginable pain and determine to move forward by blessing the world each and every day as we have opportunity.