Sad. I'd take my own life just to let them live. Today in school we dedicated the day to them, we made snowflakes for their new school and had these rings that sounded like a canon (26 of them) just for those people. The whole school was silent during the canons.
The death of a single person, Native American, European settler, or anyone else, is an irrevocable loss, we are all one family, and to lose one is to lose part of ourselves. I can't agree that any tragedy can be compared to any other in degree of regret for loss of life, sadness, or grief we feel. For some reason, there are those who believe we should mourn less for the victims of 9/11 than we do because of the Holocaust, or the wars waged on our fellow humans, or some other intangible factor. I do not agree. I believe the loss of any human being is tragic, a hole in our soul that will never be filled, a nick in the fabric of humanity that is irreparable. (con't)