I was bullied when I was a kid. I was different, quirky, your typical nerd... bullied because I wasn't really active much, bullied for my imagination, whatever the reason. I don't think I'll ever know the reasons. Maybe the bullies were just bored. The bullying was the worst when I was living in Juneau. How worse?
I was strangled at school. TWICE.
But I'm still here. I persevered, and now I'm an adult. I survived my experiences. But this day is for those who didn't. Especially in this day and age, where it's so easy to bully someone online, with the technology we have now.
Remember those who succumbed, and if you're being bullied, don't give in to the torment. Remember that you have friends, you have a family. They will support you. They will help make you strong.
Let loose a purple balloon against all types of bullying. Honor all those who may be different.