Pullen Memorial Baptist Church and Martin Street Baptist Church will co-host the service at Pullen. It will be brief, about 30 minutes, and give us a chance to grieve together.

I look into the faces of smiling children, and I tear up. I don’t want to lose this feeling. I want to keep it and act on it with others who feel the same.

Our country can be better in so many ways. The children show us how.

And a brave school principal and teachers.

Pullen Church is at 1801 Hillsborough Street in Raleigh, just east of the N.C. State Bell Tower.