By LHHS Journalism Student Karley Glover:
Lake Havasu City residents came out Monday morning to show their support for the people of London, England, following the attack on London Bridge there over the weekend. Havasuvians created a memorial on Lake Havasu’s London Bridge to stand in solidarity and express their condolences to those killed and injured.
Residents gathered under the bridge and then moved to the top where they placed a small memorial. They then dropped carnations into the Bridgewater Channel from the bridge.
Horns honked while the group made their way across the bridge carrying their flags. The ceremony was organized by two citizens, Lorinda Moore and Mary Murillo, who wanted to show their support for the victims in London.
“Anytime I hear about it, I just cringe. I felt that we needed to do something,” Murillo said.
The story of the attacks hit home for many people. As a result of having a peice of London in Lake Havasu City, many residents feel personally connected to the London victims.
Not only have the citizens of Lake Havasu shown support for London, but also the recent Manchester bombing. Two children, Emmie and Tyler Gordon, brought stuffed animals from home to place at the memorial in remembrance to an 8-year-old girl, Saffie Roussos, who was victimized and many more young children who were witnesses to these acts of violence.
This event has shown that despite fear of outside danger, citizens in the community will band together to show support of our neighbors across the pond.
Feature Photo: Lorinda Moore places a carnation under a sign on the Lake Havasu City, AZ London Bridge.