Since the Sandy Hook school tragedy that left 20 young students and seven adults dead, including the shooter, Adam Lanza, many celebrities have voiced their sorrow and support for the community of Newtown, including President Barack Obama. But now his wife, first lady Michelle Obama, is shared much needed words of comfort for the town in the wake of it’s great tragedy.
In the letter, titled “Holding You In Our Hearts” and posted by Courant, praised the courage of the residents of the Connecticut town and let them know that the first family is thinking of them “every minute of every day.”
“Over the past week, I have been awed and inspired by Newtown’s heroes: the first responders who risked their lives at a moment’s notice; the educators whose devotion to their students shone brightest in one of our nation’s darkest hours; the children who comforted each other despite their fear; the families coming together to support each other as they grieve.
“And I am so proud of the outpouring of love and support that has come from every corner of America: from first responders from neighboring cities rushing to help however they could; from people in Cleveland and Charlotte and Juneau and so many other communities joining together to honor Newtown with their thoughts and prayers; and in living rooms and houses of worship and the halls of our government, where we are beginning to have those difficult conversations about how we can build a safer, more peaceful tomorrow for all our children,” wrote Michelle.
The First Lady ended the letter by encouraging the Newtown residents to use the memories of their fallen loved ones as a source of hope for a better future.
“In the months and years ahead, may the memories of those beautiful children and those heroic adults be a blessing for their families, for your community, and for our country, and may God bless you all, wrote Michelle.
Indeed, the residents of Newtown are all heroes in their own right as they face this devastating tragedy with the world both watching and offering its support. But we have to say that Michelle’s kind words are certainly the kind that could only come from another hero and we commend her for her leadership in this time of need for the broken Newtown community.
Check out some more kind words from supportive celebrities below. – nicholas robinson