Today, Congressman Rudy Yakym (IN-02) issued the following video statement in remembrance of Jackie Walorski. Today marks one year since Jackie Walorski, Emma Thomson, Zach Potts, and Edith Schmucker were tragically killed:
“Today is August 3rd, which means a long year has passed since we tragically lost my dear friend Jackie Walorski, along with Emma Thomson, Zach Potts, and Edith Schmucker.
“I know for many of us, not a day goes by that we don’t think about and miss Jackie. I know that’s especially true for Jackie’s family.
“And although time helps heal some of the anguish, her loss left a giant hole in the Second District community that cannot easily be filled.
“Those we lost last year also left us to reflect on our own lives.
“This solemn anniversary serves as a reminder that our time on Earth is short, and the days we have should be filled with the people we love and the things that matter.
“And it’s a reminder the best way to honor Jackie’s memory is by following her example of serving others along with causes greater than ourselves.
“So today is about remembrance for the lives we lost a year ago and giving gratitude for our own.
“And while it is certainly still a day of sadness, it is also so encouraging to Jackie’s passion for public service and the lasting legacy she left live on both in D.C. and in the Second District.
“May God Bless Jackie Walorski, Emma Thomson, Zach Potts, and Edith Schmucker.”