Nova Scotia Shooting Memorial on PEIOn April 28, 2021 by jmweb
My home province of Prince Edward Island set up a display for the Nova Scotia shootings 1-year memorial.
The province also did something similar last year however I was unable to attend due to being in 14-day isolation since I was covering the massacre for Reuters. Anyone returning to PEI had to self-isolate for 14 days due to COVID19.
So, 1 year after the shootings the province did a similar memorial again. This time, I had the opportunity to go out and visit the Island memorial.
I took the time to think about the shootings, the many victims, the individuals I spoke with that were directly impacted or indirectly impacted. The neighbor who shared his story listening to what he thought was a bonfire. The kind text messages from friends saying stay safe as I was traveling on the same road as the shooter was. The text my assignment editor sent saying stay a good distance away from this. I have many thoughts and feelings about this tragic day. It will be a day that the Maritimes will never forget.
I previously posted a blog on my coverage of the tragic day. You can check it out.