WDBJ TV 7
Alison Parker 1991-2015 and Adam Ward 1988-2015
The shortest sentence I know of in The Bible is this one: "Jesus wept". And I am not ashamed to say that I did too--last night and this morning. Rather than write an Op/Ed of outrage that will probably go nowhere, I've decided to recap the following information with a call to action:
Recap: Yesterday morning at 6:43 AM in Roanoke, Virginia two young people were murdered in cold blood during a live broadcast on WDBJ-TV 7. The victims were news journalist Alison Bailey Parker, age 24 and Videographer Adam Ward, age 27. Both were engaged to be married. Both leave behind mothers, fathers and finacee's. Both were murdered by a deranged man named Vester Flanagan, who later took his own life. The interviewee, Vicki Gardner was shot in the chest with the bullet having grazed her spinal cord. Although she survived, her husband said that she is facing a very lengthy recovery. I hope and pray that nobody ever forgets the lives of these two journalists and their family members.
Scholarships to Honor Alison Bailey Parker
Alison Parker graduated from Patrick Henry Community College in 2009 and James Madison University. Scholarships at both schools have been established.