Lighting a Candle for Allison, Jeffrey, Sandra and William

tall candle in glass with Jesus on the front.

Fifty years ago tomorrow four students were shot and killed by the Ohio National Guard at Kent State University (my alma mater).

Due to the Corona virus all events were cancelled this year, including Academy Award-Winning actress and activist Jane Fonda’s keynote speech.

Every year there is a candle light walk and vigil that starts at 11 p.m. on May 3rd and ends at 12:24 p.m. on May 4th, the time of the confrontation.

So I light this candle in memory of those who died on that fateful day:

  • Allison Krause
  • Jeffrey Miller
  • Sandra Scheuer
  • William Schroeder

May God comfort their grieving friends and families today and always.

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently using those skills as a virtual logistics contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com