14 Candles for 14 Young Women

My post today has nothing to do with raising awareness for ME/CFS. Instead, I would like to help commemorate a very tragic day for Montrealers 22 years ago…

On December 6, 1989, 14 young women were killed by a lone gunman at an engineering school in Montreal- École Polytechnique. Armed with a rifle, he stormed into a classroom, separated the men from the women, and declared he hated feminists before opening fire on the women.

This event, which has come to be known as the Montreal Massacre, awakened many Canadians to the fierce anger which compelled that man to violence against women.

In the 22 years since, December 6th has become an International Day of Remembrance. In many communities throughout Canada, vigils and marches will take place to mark this anniversary.

We remember.

Geneviève Bergeron, aged 21
Hélène Colgan, 23
Nathalie Croteau, 23
Barbara Daigneault, 22
Anne-Marie Edward, 21
Maud Haviernick, 29
Barbara Maria Klucznik, 31
Maryse Leclair, 23
Annie St.-Arneault, 23
Michèle Richard, 21
Maryse Laganière, 25
Anne-Marie Lemay, 22
Sonia Pelletier, 28
Annie Turcotte, 21

For more information on the Montreal Massacre, click on the following links:

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