Today we celebrate Daniel Mauser (June 25th 1983-April 20th 1999)’s birthday-one he should have been alive for.
Daniel met an unfortunate and horrible death at the age of 15 years old in the duration of the library killing spree at the Columbine High School massacre. Daniel pushed a chair into shooter Eric Harris before being fatally shot in the head, dying instantly.
Daniel’s funeral was conjoined with Kelly Fleming’s, and was a devastating one, just as the others had been. He died before he was made aware of the fact that he had won the award for “Stretch of Excellence” for being the top Biology student of the Sophomore High class of Columbine High School.
So today, hold Daniel in your heart and minds (as you should every day) and Daniel, wherever you are, we wish you the happiest of birthdays, and we are sorry we lost you. You are in our hearts forever, and we miss you. We carry on for you.
Happy Birthday Daniel Conner Mauser. We love you.