March for Our Lives, Des Moines, Iowa

Despite the snow there was a fair turnout for the March for Our Lives at the state capitol in Des Moines.  The crowd was completely silent as the names of the 17 victims of the Parkland shooting were read.

I was emotionally drained, often brought to tears, by all of the youth’s stories of how they were personally affected by gun violence that I heard during the day on television. So many who had lost a brother or sister.

But also uplifted. I was reminded of the anti war and civil rights movements of my own youth. This day will be remembered in history.

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