LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – Dozens marched against fear Friday evening in honor of the eight killed and 48 injured in the London terror attack one week ago.
Co-organizers, Mary Murillo and Lorinda Moore, said it was all to show London support and the world that terrorism isn’t welcome anywhere.
“They were a little nervous about coming here today and I thought that was pretty sad,” Moore said.
Some worried about walking over the London Bridge, over Lake Havasu, given the deadly terror attack in Europe one week ago.
Many there said they thought it was in their own town when they heard the news break.
“A van or something has hit a bunch of people on the London Bridge thinking it was this bridge,” Lois Chapman said, recalling what she told her husband after she saw what had happened.
The heartache and call to action came when they took in all the details.
“Just couldn’t believe it — disgust, horror,” Joyce Tieri, who was at the vigil, said.
“To the point that I felt we had to do something and we had to do something quickly,” Murillo said.
For Jennifer Bucolo, a mother of two, it meant explaining today’s reality to her daughters.
“I don’t know if I did it correctly. I don’t know if there’s a right way or wrong way,” Bucolo said.
Grandfather Russ Bush wanted his grandchildren to live without fear.
“I want them to grow up in the same United States of America that I enjoyed. I didn’t get up in the morning afraid of a terrorist,” Bush said.
Police kept the peace, making sure everything went smoothly. Overall, the procession was a peaceful one filled with both smiles and tears.