Father of young victim makes emotional statement
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The father of Emilie Parker who was killed in the Newtown, Conn. shooting, delivered an emotional statement on Saturday. Here is a portion of his statement:
"Emily was a mentor to her two little sisters, and delighting in teaching them how to read, dance, and find the simple joys in life. Emily's laughter was infectious and all those who had the pleasure to meet her would argree that this world is a better place because she has been in it. As we more on from what happened here, what happened to so many people, let it not turn into something that defines us. But something that inspires us to be better, to be more compassionate, and more humble people. Let us please keep the sentiments of love that we feel for our families, and the compassion that we feel for others even complete strangers and keep them with us at all times. Not just in times of sorrow and tragedy, and may we do this so we can better all of our communities, and all of our cities, and all of our states that we can make everyone everywhere in this country feel safe."