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PostSubject: Who has visited CHS & the Memorial?   Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:26 pm

Anyone visit the memorial &/or CHS?

I took my son in March this year.. he's a Jr in HS & met Craig Scott when they presented Rachel's Challenge a few years ago in Ohio.

Very powerful & touching experience.
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PostSubject: Re: Who has visited CHS & the Memorial?   Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:26 pm

I remember you saying a few months ago you'd visited it.

Your family had relocated somewhere close?

You got to and as many times as you please to visit. Something many on here, including myself, are enviable of.
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PostSubject: Re: Who has visited CHS & the Memorial?   Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:28 pm

Incidentally though, did your son find it weird you took him there or was it through sports or something and he played Columbine?

I'd find it a bit disturbing if I didn't know much about what happened and my old man took me sight seeing to somewhere loads of kids were murdered.
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PostSubject: Re: Who has visited CHS & the Memorial?   Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:33 am

I moved to the area in Feb.. 10 minutes from the school.

My son will graduate next year from his school in Ohio, he considered spending his Sr year at Columbine, but it made more sense for him to graduate with his friends vs a new school his last year.

His current school is very much like CHS is described in the late 90's.. social clicks are very tuff to deal with. His school has made a turnaround, the most recent classes have been much more respectful towards each other. The Scott family presented Rachel's Challenge & his school really embraced it.. their are several references in main areas of the school (large banners/posters) & a few teachers annually spend time each 4/20 discussing the event with their students.

He requested to visit the Memorial the first weekend he was in Denver & spent time reading each individual memorial plaque.

I've always had a zero tolerance approach to bullying going back to my early days & proud to say my son reflects the same approach in life.

The Memorial is powerful & first class, it sits just below Rebel Hill where the crosses were located days after 4/20. The school is further down the hill a few hundred yards.

There were two other families & a couple paying respects that day as well, the couple was clearly connected to the event given their emotions.
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PostSubject: Re: Who has visited CHS & the Memorial?   Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:14 pm

I visited the school about a year after the shooting. Went inside. Walked around.
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PostSubject: Re: Who has visited CHS & the Memorial?   Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:15 pm

I'm currently in Denver on business. I have a little extra time before we leave, and I'm debating whether to visit the memorial or not. This trip, and where I'm staying is actually what rekindled my interest in Columbine. I have definitely become obsessed, but part of me is holding back on visiting.

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PostSubject: Re: Who has visited CHS & the Memorial?   Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:24 pm

I'm from Australia and i am insanely jealous of anyone who has the opportunity to go, was thinking about even just going to Littleton for a bit, it would just be so cool to walk around towns and gather a new perspective.
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PostSubject: Re: Who has visited CHS & the Memorial?   Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:29 pm

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I visited the school about a year after the shooting.  Went inside.  Walked around.

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PostSubject: Re: Who has visited CHS & the Memorial?   Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:42 pm

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I'm from Australia and i am insanely jealous of anyone who has the opportunity to go, was thinking about even just going to Littleton for a bit, it would just be so cool to walk around towns and gather a new perspective.

It feels a little like tragedy tourism, and also the weather is cold and drizzly. My hotel is literally 9 minutes from Dylan's old home. I respect his dad's privacy and would never drive by, even though the curiosity is killing me. I was thinking about ordering from Blackjack's Pizza, though. It's still there!

Edited to add, they apparently worked at store that's closed. Bummer.

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PostSubject: Re: Who has visited CHS & the Memorial?   Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:33 pm

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I'm from Australia and i am insanely jealous of anyone who has the opportunity to go, was thinking about even just going to Littleton for a bit, it would just be so cool to walk around towns and gather a new perspective.

It feels a little like tragedy tourism, and also the weather is cold and drizzly. My hotel is literally 9 minutes from Dylan's old home. I respect his dad's privacy and would never drive by, even though the curiosity is killing me. I was thinking about ordering from Blackjack's Pizza, though. It's still there!

Edited to add, they apparently worked at store that's closed. Bummer.

i read something about tour busses that drive by the school and that's too far. sucks its closed, was actually thinking the same thing.
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PostSubject: Re: Who has visited CHS & the Memorial?   Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:53 pm

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I'm from Australia and i am insanely jealous of anyone who has the opportunity to go, was thinking about even just going to Littleton for a bit, it would just be so cool to walk around towns and gather a new perspective.

It feels a little like tragedy tourism, and also the weather is cold and drizzly. My hotel is literally 9 minutes from Dylan's old home. I respect his dad's privacy and would never drive by, even though the curiosity is killing me. I was thinking about ordering from Blackjack's Pizza, though. It's still there!

Edited to add, they apparently worked at store that's closed. Bummer.

i read something about tour busses that drive by the school and that's too far. sucks its closed, was actually thinking the same thing.

Greyline's Serial Killer Tour! (Sorry, that was in bad taste)

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PostSubject: Re: Who has visited CHS & the Memorial?   Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:51 am

I did visit the memorial. Kelly Fleming's inscription was very moving. It included a poem she wrote which was quite good and eerily prescient. I'm glad I visited the memorial, because it brought the massacre to life to me. It brought it off the page, and made it real to me, finally.

I also briefly drove by Columbine itself. It was Saturday, the parking lots were empty, and I only stopped for a moment. It looked smaller in real life.

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PostSubject: Re: Who has visited CHS & the Memorial?   Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:23 am

There  are some excellent pictures of the Memorial here:

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Kelly Ann Fleming is here:

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PostSubject: Re: Who has visited CHS & the Memorial?   Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:17 am

Ironically the ones who turn Columbine into a tourist attraction is well, us.

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PostSubject: Re: Who has visited CHS & the Memorial?   Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:04 am

Thanks , Sorority. I did take pictures, but I think I read somewhere here we can't post personal snaps.

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PostSubject: Re: Who has visited CHS & the Memorial?   Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:51 am

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Thanks , Sorority. I did take pictures, but I think I read somewhere here we can't post personal snaps.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], yep. There's no denying that statement.

You can post pictures but make sure they do not have any links to personal pages like tumblr or twitter etc.

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PostSubject: Re: Who has visited CHS & the Memorial?   Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:17 pm

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Thanks , Sorority. I did take pictures, but I think I read somewhere here we can't post personal snaps.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], yep. There's no denying that statement.

You can post pictures but make sure they do not have any links to personal pages like tumblr or twitter etc.

They are on my phone. How do I post them?

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PostSubject: Re: Who has visited CHS & the Memorial?   Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:32 pm

You can upload them using host an image (red circle):

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PostSubject: Re: Who has visited CHS & the Memorial?   Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:38 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Who has visited CHS & the Memorial?   Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:12 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Who has visited CHS & the Memorial?   Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:10 am

Wish I had taken the time to visit when I was out that way within a few years of it happening. I wasn't with people who would want to do it though.

I'm interested in seeing the routes between noteworthy places. Although you can pretty much do that now with Google earth it would be nice to actually experience it.
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PostSubject: Re: Who has visited CHS & the Memorial?   Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:36 am

I agree with you [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].

To be able to experience the area in person would be much better.

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PostSubject: Re: Who has visited CHS & the Memorial?   Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:53 am

Nice pictures @Rose the Hat
Thank you for posting!

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PostSubject: Re: Who has visited CHS & the Memorial?   Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:31 am

Thank you for sharing your photos. Some of them were upside down, so I flipped them around for you.

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PostSubject: Re: Who has visited CHS & the Memorial?   Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:40 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] You're welcome, and thank you for fixing them. You're welcome [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].

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PostSubject: Re: Who has visited CHS & the Memorial?   Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:44 am

The only way I'd visit the memorial is if I lived in Denver, and I'm pretty sure that won't happen.
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PostSubject: Re: Who has visited CHS & the Memorial?   Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:38 pm

I took a road trip to Colorado this past week and was able to visit the school, both Dylan and Eric's houses, the Clement Park and Chapel Hill memorials, and the graves of Lauren Townsend and Danny Rohrbough. It was surreal being there and more emotional than I thought it would be.
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PostSubject: Re: Who has visited CHS & the Memorial?   Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:23 pm

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It was surreal being there and more emotional than I thought it would be.

It really is a surreal experience visiting a place you've been reading and thinking about.

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PostSubject: Re: Who has visited CHS & the Memorial?   Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:09 pm

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It was surreal being there and more emotional than I thought it would be.

It really is a surreal experience visiting a place you've been reading and thinking about.


My experience as well, fair to say that's the most emotional experience i've had that wasn't "personal" in memory.

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how were the conditions of the memorial? It's been nearly a year since I was last @ the memorial and at first glance it looks great, but there are some developing issues with stone work and the cement walkways are really starting to show cracks and faults from shifting.

It's a one of a kind memorial, few compare and those that do have deep pockets to fund both the install and upkeep. The Columbine Memorial is essentially all privately funded.
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PostSubject: Re: Who has visited CHS & the Memorial?   Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:41 pm

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how were the conditions of the memorial?  It's been nearly a year since I was last @ the memorial and at first glance it looks great, but there are some developing issues with stone work and the cement walkways are really starting to show cracks and faults from shifting.

It's a one of a kind memorial, few compare and those that do have deep pockets to fund both the install and upkeep.  The Columbine Memorial is essentially all privately funded.  

I had read that it needed some repairs, but they must have worked on it since then, because it looked fine to me. It is brickwork. In the pictures you can see some dark patches in the brick, but that was water. It was drizzly and a little snowy the night before.

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