The Columbia Community Non-Violence Initiative is aiming to help prevent violent acts like the shots fired at Albert-Oakland Pool last night.
Members of the Columbia group will meet tonight to discuss ways they can continue to raise awareness and promote nonviolence in the community.
Spokesperson Jonathan Lowe said many group members were at the pool when the shots were fired but have not yet discussed the incident. He says the group aims to present alternative opportunities for those who might have violent thoughts or think of taking violent measures.
On this Memorial Day, veterans, family members, and supporters gathered at the five veterans’ cemeteries in Missouri. At the Jacksonville Cemetery near Moberly, hundreds showed up to pay respects to Missouri’s fallen soldiers.