However I must admit that as morbid as this display is, it is certainly difficult to turn away. Or even put out of my mind.
Basically I was on my way to the WaWa on Monday when I drove past this t-shirt memorial outside of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration, located at 6900 Stenton Avenue in East Mt. Airy. I decided then that I needed to document this and eventually (a couple of days later) would make my way back around there for a better look.
According to a press release, which was made available to take at the exhibition, the Tee-Shirt Memorial (as it is called) is sponsored by Heeding God's Call, a multi-faith coalition, which has banded together to curb illegal gun trafficking. As part of the display, there are 201 t-shirts lining the church's front lawn and each shirt representing a person, who was murdered by guns in 2013.
As to the point of the display, the press release states:
Each shirt has a name and age of each victim and the date of each victim's death. Each name represents a whole human being, a child of God. Each one deserves to be remembered. Each death deserves to be noted and mourned...
...Some feel grief at the tremedous loss of life, some sadness for the families and friends who have lost a loved one. Others feel anger at the slaughter that destroys so many lives - or anger at those, who allow it to go on...
You can also check out more of the beautifully haunting memorial exhibit below.