Columbine victims

Twelve other innocent people lost their lives on April 20 and dozens more were injured. In addition, hundreds of children and parents were traumatized. Please keep all of them in your thoughts and prayers as well. Thank you.

Cassie Bernall photo
Cassie Bernall
Steven Curnow photo
Steven Curnow
Corey DePooter photo
Corey DePooter
Kelly Fleming photo
Kelly Fleming
Matthew Kechter photo
Matt Kechter
Dan Rohrbough photo
Dan Rohrbough
Dave Sanders photo
Dave Sanders
Rachel Scott photo
Rachel Scott
Isaiah Shoels photo
Isaiah Shoels
John Tomlin photo
John Tomlin
Lauren Townsend
Lauren Townsend
Kyle Velasquez photo
Kyle Velasquez

Columbine memorial

Things you can do to honor Daniel and the other victims.

  • Never forget them!
  • Don't get caught up in stories about the killers.
  • Reflect on the victims.

Find something about them that you really admire (Cassie's strong Christian faith or Daniel's drive to overcome his weaknesses for example) and then do it yourself!

  • Learn more about them.
  • Make yourself a better person in honor of them!

Do something positive in your home and in your community to reduce the levels of violence, hatred, and child alienation.

The Columbine Families

We have become very close with the families of the other victims. Soon after the tragedy we gathered for a casual meeting at a church in order to get to know each other. Shortly thereafter we came together over a hot issue--the fact we heard that the school district was planning to re-open the library where ten of our kids were murdered. We heard they were going to simply make cosmetic changes to the library (remove the carpet, repaint, replace shelves that had bullet holes, etc.) We were upset at that prospect and began our effort to remocve the library. (See related story.)

That was a satisfying effort, but it took countless meetings. We continue to meet monthly to finish out that project and discuss other issues that linger. We get together for special events, such as sentencing hearings for those who bought the guns for the Columbine killers, ceremonies to award scholarships in our kids' names, etc. But most importantly, we get together for a social gathering. These parents are wonderful people who've become special friends to us. Obviously, if ANYone knows what we've ben through, it's THEM!

The Wounded
Please keep all those wounded, and everyone affected by the Columbine tragedy in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you.

  • Brian Anderson
  • Richard Castaldo
  • Jennifer Doyle
  • Stephen Austin Eubanks
  • Nick Foss
  • Sean Graves
  • Anne Marie Hochhalter
  • Makai Hall
  • Patrick Ireland
  • Joyce Jankowski
  • Mike Johnson
  • Mark Kintgen
  • Lance Kirklin
  • Lisa Kreutz
  • Adam Kyles
  • Stephanie Munson
  • Pat Nielson
  • Nicole Nowlen
  • Jeanna Park
  • Kasey Ruegsegger
  • Valeen Schnurr
  • Dan Steepleton
  • Mark Taylor

We are all Columbine!