Remember these names on Memorial Day 2022.

The Flag at Glass Lake. Nikon Df camera, MC MTO-1100 telephoto lens. Photo (c) Chuck Miller, all rights reserved.

This Memorial Day, in addition to the usual tradition of outdoor cookouts and gatherings, as well as parades and celebrations, please take a moment to remember the following who won’t be home to celebrate Memorial Day with their families.

  • Aaron Salter, 55.
  • Celestine Chaney, 65.
  • Roberta A. Drury, 32.
  • Andre Mackniel, 53.
  • Katherine Massey, 72.
  • Margus D. Morrison, 52.
  • Heyward Patterson, 67.
  • Geraldine Talley, 62.
  • Ruth Whitfield, 86.
  • Pearlie Young, 77.

At the same time, please also remember these souls who also had Memorial Day snatched away from them.

  • Nevaeh Bravo, 10.
  • Jacklyn Jaylen Cazares, 9.
  • Makenna Lee Elrod, 10.
  • Jose Flores, 10.
  • Eliana Garcia, 9.
  • Uziyah Garcia, 9.
  • Amerie Jo Garza, 10.
  • Xavier Javier Lopez, 10.
  • Jayce Carmelo Luevanos, 10.
  • Tess Marie Mata, 10.
  • Maranda Mathis, 11.
  • Alithia Ramirez, 10.
  • Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez, 10.
  • Maite Yuleana Rodriguez, 10.
  • Alexandria Aniyah Rubio, 10.
  • Layla Salazar, 11.
  • Jailah Nicole Silguero, 11.
  • Eliahana Cruz Torres, 10.
  • Rogelio Torres, 10.
  • Irma Garcia, 48.
  • Joe Garcia, 50.
  • Eva Mireles, 44.

The first names were from the Tops Family Market shooting in Buffalo, New York. The second names were from the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

We must honor their lives this year. Lives taken too soon by murderers who possessed weapons of slaughter.