By Destiny O., Girl Board Member
On December 14, 2012, Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut lost 26 people in a tragic shooting. Those lost included twelve young girls and eight young boys, ages six and seven, along with six amazing women who worked at the school. Eight of the young girls were Girl Scouts; eight of our young and beautiful Daisy sisters. After reading the letter from our CEO, Anna Maria Chavez, I sat down and wrote a poem in honor of our fallen Girl Scout sisters.
As this day marks the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy, I wanted to share my poem with all of you as we stop to honor all of the victims and work together to rebuild the community.
Angels from Sandy Hook Elementary
By: Destiny O.
Girl Scouts big and Girl Scouts small,
Because of this tragedy we must answer the call.
We must remember our sisters who didn’t make it through,
They will always be in our hearts because they wore the color blue.
Each daisy flower is delicate and unique in its own way,
Which is how our Daisy Girl Scouts are each and every day.
In heaven these girls proudly wear their vest,
Our little Girl Scout angels are surely the best.
As each Girl Scout follows her path she must never fuss,
Because all of our little Girl Scout angels will be watching over us.
Leading us through each promise, law, and song,
Our angels were definitely courageous and strong.
They are an example to every angel inside heaven’s gate,
This is why we will always remember the date.