Wednesday, June 1, 2016
In company with city Mayors all across the country, Shoreline Mayor Chris Roberts has issued a proclamation declaring June 2, 2016, as Gun Violence Awareness Day.
The proclamation reads, in part:
“Whereas, over the past decade in America, more than 100,000 people have been killed as a result of gun violence — and millions more have been the victim of assaults, robberies, and other crimes involving a gun . . . Now, therefore, I, Christopher Roberts, Mayor of the City of Shoreline, on behalf of the Shoreline City Council, do hereby proclaim June 2, 2016 as Gun Violence Awareness Day.”
To mark the event many people will be wearing orange.
This commemorates the shooting death of Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old high school student from the south side of Chicago, who marched in President Obama’s 2nd inaugural parade and was shot and killed one week later.
Hadiya’s classmates honored their murdered friend by wearing orange. That simple call to action has grown into a national movement — and orange is becoming the symbol of gun safety.