When I started this blog over two years ago, the massacre at Virginia Tech erupted. I vowed I’d always remember the victims, since an inordinate amount of press is given to the killer.

Re-considering that it takes very little effort to copy-paste their names and ages – and since this attack on military personnel on U.S. soil on a military base is particularly upsetting to me- I’ve decided this isn’t all I can do.

I’m going to do my best over the next two weeks to do rapid sketches from the CNN gallery – and some are blurred photos – but the very least these heroes deserve is that I take a few minutes to look into their faces, and grieve for their families and friends.

Michael Pearson, 22
Bolingbrook, Illinois