Written by Panorama resident, Mike Turner. June 2016
Though everyone is touched by such events it hits a little harder and closer to home when the group that is being targeted is one you belong to.
Once again I have to congratulate and thank the residents and executives of Panorama for again doing the right things. My husband Jay and I received numerous emails and personal comments of comfort from friends and neighbors who wanted to express their concern and sorrow. They were much appreciated.
President Obama ordered that all federal buildings and embassies around the world lower the American flag in honor and respect for those who died or were injured in Orlando. I was so glad to see that the American flags here at Panorama were also lowered. They didn’t have to be, the order was for government buildings only. Mr. Di Santo made the decision to lower the Panorama flags as well. I went to his office and thanked him for the heartfelt and deeply appreciated gesture. His response was a simple “of course we did”. A simple, noble and appreciated response.
I have said it and written it over and over again about how special and caring everyone here at Panorama is. This was another on my list of why we enjoy our life here. People care and are not afraid to show it.
Though terrible situations like this happen and are difficult to stop, it is always nice to know that when/if they do, you have an entire community that comes to your aid in words and deeds. And sometimes that is all you need to get through your sorrow and pain.
Thank you Panorama!