Aroostook County & Beyond Show Big Love On Wear Blue Wednesday
"The best part of this life is loving anything, and you do it, even knowing the hardest part, that at some point there will be loss, and the weight of this one is immense.” - SVP
Wednesday showed us the compassion of humanity
There are not enough words to describe the compassion and love displayed by Aroostook County and beyond on Wear Blue Wednesday to honor the life of Libby Grass. Schools, businesses, daycares, clubs, organizations, churches and so many more partook in the Wear Blue Wednesday as a way to support the Grass family and the many friends she leaves behind. Wednesday is what makes living in Aroostook County a little extra special.
Wear Blue Wednesday Goes Viral
If you logged onto Facebook at any point on Wednesday it was impossible not to see images of people wearing their blue and standing in solidarity. The response to wearing blue on Wednesday shows that there still is a large amount of decency and humanity in our area and it should give us all reason to smile during a very difficult time for many. I am amazed at how viral Wear Blue Wednesday went, and I wanted to collect a gallery of photos from schools, businesses, and more that participated in the honoring of Libby's life.
Aroostook County wrapped their arms around the Grass family, Libby's friends, classmates, and her entire community as they navigate the fog that comes from dealing with such a tremendous tragedy. Up and down the state of Maine there were signs in blue, ribbons, and many other thoughtful tributes.
Wednesday is Why Aroostook County is Home
The events from Wednesday can only happen in a place like Aroostook County where we look out for one another and do what we can to help each other through the storms of life. There is a family in our area that needed us, even though they would never ask, and you all stepped up! Libby also had a wide network of friends through her school, college, FFA, sports, and more. Those young adults are shaken up right now. They have been introduced to the cruelty and unpredictability that life can bring us from time to time. Wear Blue Wednesday was a chance for them to grieve publicly and you all held them up! Here is a collection of the WBW photos: