The statue in Eureka Springs, Arkansas brings personal comfort in this time of tragedy in our nation. I wrote the following words to express my feelings about our recent loss in our nation. "WE WEPT" On November 22, 1963 during the middle of the day my feeling of security was suddenly taken far away. We learned my wonderful President in Dallas had been slain. Thus we were shocked, full of disbelief and in terrilbe disdain. WE WEPT! Again in 1999, televison brought the news of a small Colorado town where I saw my nation grieve to see Columbine and what they had found. Once again, my feeling of security had been forever changed. As a teacher, I watched the violence and students who were deranged WE WEPT! This summer in Aurora in a theatre close to me. My world was shocked again as I saw my security flee. How could this happen in our world? These horrors we behold. The movies are fun to see as often I have been told. WE WEPT! This week my heart is broken, as I heard the news of children who were slain In a senseless, unforgiving act of utter mad disdain. I saw my nation once again shed tears of disbelief. May God bless us and the families in Newtown and help to heal our grief. WE WEPT!