Circle of Remembrance Recap – April 27, 2018

Friday April 27, 2018 marked the 17th anniversary of the bus tragedy that took the lives of four Oak Hill Middle School students: Greg Chan, Kayla Rosenberg, Melissa Leung, and Steve Glidden.  As we have done each year, a Circle of Remembrance took place on Friday April 27, 2018 at 6 pm, in front of Oak Hill Middle School. Despite the cold, chilly drizzle, several dozen community members attended, including Mayor Ruthanne Fuller and former Mayor David Cohen, both of whom offered touching, eloquent remarks.

In addition to remembrances offered for Steve, Kayla, Melissa and Greg, many others in Newton and beyond have lost family and friends at other times and in other tragedies. The “Circle of Remembrance” was a time to remember them as well, in the company of those who care. Special remembrances for all victims of gun violence including the 17 young students and teachers who perished recently in Parkland FL, and for the 16 young hockey players and support staff who perished in the recent tragic bus crash in Humboldt, Saskatchewan.

We invite you to download and print your own personal copy of the We Remember booklet.