Most of the victims were, themselves, immigrants.
On April 10, 2009, I wrote my first blog post, based on an email I wrote the day of the shooting, as people concerned about my safety called or emailed me.
Since then, I have written other blog posts. This is the one I wrote last April 3. Here are some others:
Several about Roberta King, the teacher in that classroom.
Several commemorating other shootings.
And this one.
Not all memories are good ones. I know that, as I travel through time and space. Although I know someone who works for ACA (he wasn't there at the time), and another person whose mother in law was in the building when the shooting happened (she wasn't injured), I didn't know any of the dead - although I had met one of them several years before. Still, every time there is a mass killing in the news, I think back to that day, and can feel only sadness for those going through the experience now.
|Monument to the Innocent Dead, Binghamton, New York|
Every April 3, I blog about that shooting, a shooting that some have called "the deadliest mass shooting that everyone forgot". This year, with immigration very much in the news, this post becomes even harder to write.
What a shame that even writing this yearly commemorative post has, itself, become a political act.
The years pass, and we in Binghamton still ask "why?"
"B" day on the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. My theme: Traveling Through Time and Space.