Helping K-12 schools and libraries receive funding for broadband services has provided me with the opportunity and privilege to support many schools and libraries located in rural communities, suburbs, and cities across the United States. This week, the national news reported tragedies in two of our nation’s cities, El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. My heart goes out to the cities of El Paso and Dayton during this time of unimaginable grief. The teachers and librarians in these communities quietly and courageously contribute to the healing of their students and patrons, working to repair the fabric of their communities torn apart by senseless violence. May they know that their friends and colleagues throughout the country will hold them in their thoughts and prayers during this challenging time and will continue to do so as they move forward.