Fifteen representatives from our distinguished town leadership attended the luncheon hosted by the Old Mine Shaft Restaurant last Wednesday at noon.
Guests from Las Lomas Elementary, Bejarano Elementary, Miami Jr/Sr High, and Globe Schools were in attendance, as well as the first responders from the Miami Police department, Tri-City Fire District, Globe City Council, and Gila County.
The River of Life Church, Central Heights Baptist Church, and several other concerned citizens also joined the event.
Nearly all civic leaders in Globe and Miami were given a hand-delivered invitation.
Even though their busy schedules precluded their ability to attend the luncheon, we are certain that the Sandy Hook Massacre will remain in their hearts and on their minds. We all need to continually remember this event — every time you hug your child or observe one of these little ones at play.
When you see one of Our Heroes from OUR school system, remember those six brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice defending those six and seven year olds on that infamous day. We must not allow 12/14 to go down into the abyss of American History as with 9/11.
The death of these 20 young children must not be in vain, for they are a vital part of the very foundation of America. And we must always remember those first responders who had to come to grips with what they saw and what they had to contend with in their souls. This had to be a career changer for many of those heroes.
The topics of discussion were the cries that are reverberating from all across America: “We need more gun control,” “We need more school security,” or “We need more physiologists to intervene.” While all of these things can make a difference, they are merely “band-aids” on the symptoms of a much deeper root problem. (While you evaluate these “band-aids,” keep in mind that we could remove airplanes from our airspace so as to prevent someone from flying them into tall buildings.)
Sandy Hook DID have more security installed and it did impact the number of lives lost. The psychologist can now only apply his band-aid AFTER the blood has already been shed. (If only the law makers had passed a law against dynamite in 1927, the mass school murderer at Bath School would have had to find other means to carry out his dastardly deed. And remember the Oklahoma bomber used fertilizer.)
This author has found what he believes is the solution to treating the root problem in a mystery novel. Within days of its release it made the New York Times best-selling list. Although fictional, “The Harbinger” is based on verifiable facts. Jonathan Cahn pinned the book and his teachings are seen on television and radio throughout the nation and are known for their prophetic significance and their revealing of deep mysteries of God’s Word. You can purchase your copy at Wal-Mart or at the Old Mine Shaft Restaurant in Miami for just under $15 with taxes included.
There will be a luncheon every Wednesday at noon, hosted by the Old Mine Shaft, to keep the concern for our schools and America in the forefront of our hearts and minds and to look for solutions.
Everyone in the community can make a vital contribution to this effort. You are welcome to join us. Please make plans to attend.
Thank you and May God place his hedge of protection on our little children, our schools, our community, and all of what once was, “One nation under God.”
Elvin T. Fant, Sr.