Fallen Journalists Memorial Honors Lives Lost on Second Anniversary of Capital Gazette Attack

CONTACT: Jo Maney ([email protected])

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 26, 2020) – The Fallen Journalists Memorial (FJM) Foundation is remembering the five lives lost on the second anniversary of the June 28, 2018 attack on the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. FJM Foundation President Barbara Cochran and Chairman David Dreier issued the following statement:

“This Sunday marks the second anniversary of the deadliest assault against journalists in U.S. history. Five people were murdered at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. We will always remember Rob Hiaasen, Wendi Winters, Gerald Fischman, John McNamara and Rebecca Smith, as well as the brave women and men who survived the attack and immediately went back to work serving their community.

 â€œAs we reflect on this terrible event, the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation continues to urge Congress to pass bipartisan legislation (S. 1969 in the Senate and H.R. 3465 in the House) to establish a permanent memorial in Washington, D.C. honoring all journalists who have lost their lives in the U.S. and around the world in pursuit of the truth.  Such a memorial would demonstrate that our country values a free press, remembers the sacrifices of journalists and supports the families, friends and colleagues of the fallen.”