Woman Scouts of the USA on Tuesday posthumously awarded one among its highest honors to the courageous fourth-grader who was shot lifeless whereas making an attempt to dial 911 throughout final week’s Texas faculty capturing.
The group awarded Amerie Jo Garza with the Bronze Cross, which is given to a Woman Scout who saves or makes an attempt to save lots of a life on the danger of her personal life, and introduced the glory to her household on Friday.
“On Might 24, 2022, Amerie did all she might to save lots of the lives of her classmates and lecturers. It was our honor as Amerie’s council to current the Bronze Cross to her household,” Woman Scouts of the USA stated in a press release.
Amerie was killed when she tried to name 911 to get assist for herself and her classmates at Robb Elementary College in Uvalde, Texas.
The twisted gunman, Salavdor Ramos, fatally shot the 10-year-old earlier than she might full the decision, in keeping with witnesses and the lady’s devastated grandmother.
“As an alternative of grabbing [the phone] and breaking it or taking it from her, he shot her,” Berlinda Irene Arreola instructed the Every day Beast. “She was sitting proper subsequent to her greatest buddy. Her greatest buddy was lined in her blood.”
Final week, Woman Scouts of the USA posthumously bestowed upon Amerie Jo Garza, 10, of Uvalde, Texas, one of many highest honors in Woman Scouting: the Bronze Cross. The Bronze Cross is awarded for saving or trying to save lots of life on the danger of the Woman Scout’s personal life. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/bFjz0I4awa
— Woman Scouts of Southwest Texas (@girlscoutsswtx) Might 31, 2022
The younger lady’s stepfather, a medical aide who responded to the mass capturing, discovered his stepdaughter died when the lady’s greatest buddy instructed him the blood she was lined in was Amerie’s.
About an hour and a half earlier than Ramos entered the varsity and killed Amerie, 18 of her classmates and her two lecturers, the fourth-grader was celebrating making honor roll at a ceremony together with her dad and mom.
She accomplished her Woman Scout bridging ceremony the week earlier than her loss of life and turned 10 two weeks earlier than she was killed.
Woman Scouts of the USA gave the Bronze Cross award to Amerie Jo Garza’s dad and mom.Woman Scouts of Southwest Texas
Amerie was the primary sufferer of the mass capturing — the second worst faculty capturing within the nation’s historical past — to be laid to relaxation at a ceremony Tuesday.
The Woman Scouts paid tribute to Amerie at her funeral providers with a Presentation of Colours.
“We’ll carry her story with us all the time and guarantee her courageous actions will endure for generations,” the group stated.
The teenager was remembered as a “candy, sassy, humorous” lady by relations on the ceremony.
Pallbearers carry Amerie Jo Garza’s coffin into Sacred Coronary heart Catholic Church throughout her funeral in Uvalde, Texas on Might 31, 2022.REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
She was a vibrant and outgoing little one who liked Play-Doh, taking part in with associates at recess and being a Woman Scout, in keeping with Woman Scouts of the USA.
“I simply need folks to know that she died making an attempt to save lots of her classmates,” Amerie’s stepfather Angel Garza stated in an emotional CNN interview final week. “She simply needed to save lots of everybody.”