Paying it forward, one piece at time...

Paying it forward, one piece at time…

I was greeted with terrible news tonight.  One of my former students was tragically killed in an accident in NYC this evening.  My heart goes out to his family, but especially his Mother and Father.  We know all too well the pain they are experiencing, and wish that we could take it away from them.  One of the things we do know however, is the power of collective support.  Perhaps the most comforting thing we experienced in the loss of our son was the outpouring of support we received from strangers and friends alike.  In that vein, I would like to pay it forward to the Armstrong family, providing a forum for people to lend their words of support and encouragement in these dark times.  Please follow this link to write a message of support for the Armstrong family.  Let’s show this family what being one of Rees’ pieces is all about 🙂




11 Responses

  1. As someone who has lost 2 of my best friends I know how hard this must be on you. Keep your heads up and keep smiling his life will now be lived thru you guys. You have an angel looking out for you guys and he will be there everywhere you go. Truly sorry to hear about your lost as a complete stranger to you guys there is not much I can do but i will keep you in my thoughts today. Stray Strong.

  2. Although I never new Liam, I could not help but feel shocked and saddened by this terrible news. Nothing will heal you completely, however know that I support you, as does Smithtown, and the rest Long Island and BEYOND. Your son may not be here physically, but he will stay with you and the community eternally.Rest in peace.

  3. I remember Liam’s smiling face at GHMS. I cannot imagine what you are all going through- my heart and prayers go out to the Armstong Family.

  4. I am so sorry. I did not know Liam but I work at GHMS and we are all one big family. I know that there are no words that I can say that could possibly comfort you at this time. My son was very close friends with Daniel and Michael who died on Halloween in 2008 when they decided to go out for lunch from HSW. My son was asked to go with them but he couldn’t that day. I have felt that dread in my heart on that day in 2008 not knowing if he was in the car with them. Afterwards all I could do was be there for all the kids. We will be there for you at GHMS.

  5. To the Armstrong Family…our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Please know all of Resses pIeces are with you always, as well as the Smithtown community.

  6. Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong, wishing you and your extended family prayers and strength to see you through this terrible tragedy.

  7. My heart sank when I read about this horrific tragedy. I was not one of Liam’s teachers but i did have him in study hall. He was a great kid with a lot to offer to this world. I’m sorry he was taken so soon. My thoughts and prayers are with your family as you go through this terrible time.

  8. Although we did not know your son. We have children at East know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  9. May happy memories ease your pain during this most difficult time. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
    My condolences and deepest sympathies on your tragic loss.

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