Share your memories: Remembering December 6

Flowers sit in front of the memorial plaque at the Ecole Polytechnique on the 22nd anniversary of the Montreal massacre, Tuesday, December 6, 2011 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Twenty-five years ago on December 6, Canadians were shocked by the horrific news of a shooting spree in Montreal at the Université du Montreal’s École polytechnique in which 14 women were killed.

On the eve of the anniversary, survivor Nathalie Provost, spoke with Global News about the importance of remembrance.

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“I’ve always borne witness all these years because I think what happened at Polytechnique is part of our story. When we understand from where we’re coming from, I think we can be a better society and build a better world.

“So when people express clearly that they want to bear that memory also, and that they want to remember, I think that what I’ve done was for something.”

What do you remember feeling when you first heard the news? Please share your memories and stories in the comments below.

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