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Wear Orange GHTC

On Sunday, June 9th, Episcopal churches across The Diocese of West Missouri participated in “Wear Orange Day” in honor of victims and survivors of gun violence across our country.

Wear Orange Day was born out of a tragic shooting in Chicago. On January 21, 2013, Hadiya Pendleton marched in President Obama’s second inaugural parade. One week later, Hadiya was shot and killed on a playground in Chicago. Soon after this tragedy, Hadiya’s friends commemorated her life by wearing orange, the color hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves and others.

The week leading up to Wear Orange Day, people and churches got to participate in “Daily Actions”, which are ways you can get involved and help spread awareness about gun violence in our country and our state.

Thank you to everyone who submitted pictures and participated in this year’s Wear Orange Day. However you chose to observe Wear Orange Sunday, the important thing is that we honor and remember in prayer those whose lives have been cut short by gunfire and those survivors whose lives are forever scarred. Feel free to continue to review the “Daily Actions” and follow through on these important steps.

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