We did not know the kindergartner or the first grader or the three fourth graders from Woodmore Elementary School in Chattanooga, Tennessee who lost their lives on Nov. 21 in a horrific bus crash.
But we do know this – we won’t be able to get through the holidays without thinking about them.
And with Nashville’s close proximity to the Chattanooga community, many country music superstars won’t either, with many of them heading to their social media channels to share in the grief of the entire country.
“Our hearts go out to the students and families of Woodmore Elementary School in Chattanooga,” Tim McGraw expressed on Nov. 22, which was the same day that it was reported that the bus driver, 24-year-old Johnthony Walker, had been charged with five counts of vehicular homicide for “driving well above the posted speed limit of 30 mph Monday afternoon when the bus left the narrow, winding road and eventually struck a tree,” according to The Tennessean.
Other country stars such as Billy Ray Cyrus, Rodney Atkins and Clare Bowen shared in expressing their grief over the tragedy.
We join the children’s families, people of Tennessee and people all around the country in mourning these little angels, who were taken from the world much, much too soon.