A message can resound in one moment of silence

The World Series is watched by millions of people nationwide. What a forum. It’s wonderful to honor a person or organization before a baseball game starts, as the Red Sox did before Game 1 with a moment of silence for slain teacher Colleen Ritzer. I am sure that Ritzer’s family was very moved to know that they were supported in their time of great grief.

However, in the United States eight children are fatally shot each day. Many more are killed and maimed through other violent means.


In urban Boston, violence devastates families weekly. Are these victims children of a lesser god? Is their family’s grief less real?

Please use the wonderful, supportive forum of the World Series to also honor the memories of those victimized by urban violence and to comfort their families.

Liz King


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