PUBLISHED: 5:17 PM on Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Letter to the Editor
Dear Bereaved Sitka,

As a Juneauite that has just recently walked your fair city by the sea, my heart goes out to you in your time of grief. Your city has been a place of healing for my family for many generations. Juneau weeps with you; cries out with you. Our hearts and minds reach over these mountains and waterways to the Abbots on Monastery Street and all the families and all streets that hold the sorrow of this tragedy in their hearts. Together we will weep to carry this family where they need to go.

The kindness of your town does not reflect this madness that has transpired. No doubt this recent tragedy will be a new pain that will forever be a thorn in your side. My only hope is that despair will wash away into the open water and remembrance will remain to make you ever stronger, sweet Sitka.

Juneau is with you. Peace be with you.

Tyler Thomas

Juneau, AK