Dear Billy Rollins,
I am sorry we did not understand you in the fifth grade. You were so different, but none of us knew why. I will never forget the day our teacher taught us the word 'hypocrite' to describe the behavior of some of our classmates towards you.
I truly hope you found friends who understand you.
Ten year-old Kristin
Dear Steve Knight,
It was hard for us military kids, moving so often, being 'new kids' all the time. I assumed your loneliness was like mine, weary of trying to find friends in every new place. I wish I could have been a better friend and neighbor to you but I know you grew into a strong, inspiring activist.