Tuesday, June 16, 2009

In Memory of Stephen Tyrone Johns

By Findalis

Hat tip to Simply Jews

A week ago a warm, loving, gentle man was gunned down by a sick nut case who could not bear the fact that all people as equal.

Stephen Tyrone Johns never held public office, never gave away a fortune to charity, and never won American Idol.

He was just an average Joe, trying to earn a living. A family man with small children.

Stewphen Johns has been described as one of the nicest men who worked there. He even held the door open for the killer when he saw the 88 year old man trying to enter and held the door open for him.

That was the type of man Stephen Johns was. Caring more about others than himself.

The Washington Branch of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) has set up a Memorial Fund for the Johns Family:
The American Jewish Committee's Washington, D.C. chapter has set up a memorial fund to benefit the family of Officer Stephen Tyrone Johns, who was killed Wednesday at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. The organization said it will soon have a place on its Web site where one can contribute, but those who want to donate immediately should send checks made out to the American Jewish Committee, with "Holocaust Museum Memorial Fund" in the memo line, to:

American Jewish Committee, Washington Chapter

C/O Melanie Maron

1156 15th Street, NW, Suite 1201

Washington DC 20005

One hundred percent of the contribution will go to the Johns family.
A Facebook page has also been set up.

Flowers wilt and die, the Memorial Fund will last for years to help his family cope with his loss.

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