It was a horrific day when the bombing occurred in Manchester. Every bombing that has occurred throughout the years has put terror in the hearts and minds of every peace-loving citizen around the world. But this one was a little bit different.
It was at an Ariana Grande concert. Ariana has fans of all ages. But there is a large fan base called the Arianators who are school-aged children. That would make what is being called a terrorist attack more horrific. It would seem the attack was targeting children.
The Queen Meets With Staff
As 22 people died and 59 were injured, there were children among the victims. Eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos was among them. There are many teens on the list of the victims whose lives were lost in the bombing.
Victims Of The Bombing
The complete list includes Megan Hurley – 15, Courtney Boyle – 18, and Philip Tron – 32, Wendy Fawell – 50, Officer Elaine McIver – 43, Sorrell Leczkowski – 14, Eilidh MacLeod – 14, Chloe Rutherford – 17, Liam Curry – 19, Michelle Kiss – 45, Jane Tweddle – 51, Nell Jones – 14, Angelika Klis – 40, Marcin Klis – 42, Martyn Hett – 19, Lisa Lees – 47, Alison Howe – 45, Kelly Brewster – 32, Olivia Campbell – 15, Saffie Rose Roussos – 8, John Atkinson – 26, Georgina Callander – 18.
The Queen Meets With Millie Robson
So moved by the horrific incident, Queen Elizabeth made a visit to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital to meet the staff and the children who were rushed there after being injured. She met with one child in particular, Millie Robson, a 15-year-old girl who won VIP passes to the concert and met Ariana backstage. A night that she was supposed to cherish for the rest of her life became one she will never forget, only in a negative way.
Twenty-two-year-old Salman Abedi was the suicide bomber. But ISIS has claimed responsibility for the action. Now that kids are being attacked, isn’t it time we get serious about our efforts to end terrorism? It can be stopped. We just have to be committed to it. If attacking kids isn’t motivation, nothing is.