Thursday, September 19, 2013

Street memorial to the victims of the mass shooting at the Navy Yard

This spontaneous shrine has been created in memory of the thirteen people killed in the Navy Yard shooting of Monday, September 16, 2013. It is in the 600 block of M Street SE, Washington, DC, just outside the main gate.

It honors Aaron Adams, Arthur Daniels, Frank Kohler, Gerald L. Read, John Roger Johnson, Kathy Gaarde, Kenneth Bernard Proctor, Martin Bodrog, Mary Francis Knight, Michael Arnold, Richard Michael Ridgell, Sylvia Frasier, and Vishnu Pandit. May they rest in peace, and their families be comforted.

The alleged gunman, Aaron Alexis, also died in the shooting episode.

More complete information is available at HomicideWatch.
and the Washington Post.

I revisited this memorial recently. There were some additions made to the site, as below.


Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Good work, Lloyd. Glad to see you are still doing this, although I do not know how you integrate this large project into your busy schedule.

Anonymous said...

John Roger Johnson is of Swedish and Norwegian origin. His ancestral flag is a "Herring Salad" and Norway was under the Swedish flag. May his memory be eternal!

Roger Fulton said...

I was immediately reminded of the Murrah Bldg Oklahoma City. I was there day after, week after, month after. Some of ur fotos reminded me of memorials people left behind. Murder is Murder and out of shock,people express it like that. Horrible. I ponder: why DC? What is it about DC that makes it like Detroit, Chicago, NYC, one of the four murder capitals in our country?? Figure out those four cities statistically and America drops to fourth from the bottom worldwide in murder statistics. I can't for the life of me understand why??