A Moment of Silence

Today my daughter’s soccer team observed a moment of silence for Laura Szendrei, the 15 year old girl who died last week after being attacked by an unknown suspect in Mackie Park on September 25, 2010.

By all accounts Laura was a wonderful girl, full of life and with the promise of so much more.

She was a daughter, a friend, a student, an athlete, a soccer player.

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Today, two teams stood in a circle with bowed heads.

Soccer jerseys and ponytails whipped in the harsh fall wind.

Parents on the sidelines took a breath to treasure what is so dear.

Neither team played for North Delta, but not that it mattered.

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My most heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Laura Szendrei.  May you one day have peace.

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