Remembering the happy days – Christina-Taylor Green, 9, was smart and thoughtful and eager to make the world a better place.
Remembering the happy days – Christina drew this butterfly at school and it is now the symbol of her memorial foundation. She loved politics, and was shot to death when she went to see Rep. Gabby Giffords at a rally in Tucson, Arizona.
Tenisha Bell remembers her dad, Ezekiel Taylor, as he was when he posed for a photo with her mother, Velma. She says he worked hard and loved his family and God. He was killed in Chicago coming home from church.
Jessica Ghawi was a compassionate person with a love of journalism. She had witnessed a tragedy five weeks before she died and wrote it taught her "every second of every day is a gift. ... I truly understand how blessed I am for each second I am given."
Jessica Ghawi was starting a career in sports journalism.
Remembering the happy days – Jonathan Jackson Jr., or Li'l John, loved to ride bikes and play basketball. He and his twin brother were inseparable.
Remembering the happy days – Mary Scherlach, in the middle, had a gift of understanding people and believed her job counseling children at Sandy Hook Elementary was God's work.
Remembering the happy days – Megan Sullivan hugs her brother Alex Sullivan, who she says was her first best friend, her voice of reason and the best bear-hug-giver ever. He died in the Aurora shooting.
Remembering the happy days – Megan celebrates with Alex on his 6th birthday with their dad, Tom Sullivan.
Remembering the happy days – Steven Odom wrote a poem called "I AM" and talked about how laughter, basketball and drums were a great part of who he was. He also wrote in his middle schools' Peace Journal that it was a shame people were killed by guns.