"The best part of this life is loving anything, and you do it, even knowing the hardest part, that at some point there will be loss, and the weight of this one is immense.” - SVP 

Wednesday showed us the compassion of humanity

There are not enough words to describe the compassion and love displayed by Aroostook County and beyond on Wear Blue Wednesday to honor the life of Libby Grass. Schools, businesses, daycares, clubs, organizations, churches and so many more partook in the Wear Blue Wednesday as a way to support the Grass family and the many friends she leaves behind. Wednesday is what makes living in Aroostook County a little extra special.  

Central Aroostook Jr/Sr High on Wear Blue Wednesday
Central Aroostook Jr/Sr High on Wear Blue Wednesday
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Fort Street Elementary School staff
Fort Street Elementary School staff
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Wear Blue Wednesday Goes Viral

If you logged onto Facebook at any point on Wednesday it was impossible not to see images of people wearing their blue and standing in solidarity. The response to wearing blue on Wednesday shows that there still is a large amount of decency and humanity in our area and it should give us all reason to smile during a very difficult time for many. I am amazed at how viral Wear Blue Wednesday went, and I wanted to collect a gallery of photos from schools, businesses, and more that participated in the honoring of Libby's life.  

Ashland District School via ADS Facebook page
Ashland District School via ADS Facebook page
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Houlton High School via Houlton Shires Athletics
Houlton High School via Houlton Shires Athletics
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Pine Street Elementary School via Facebook
Pine Street Elementary School via Facebook
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Aroostook County wrapped their arms around the Grass family, Libby's friends, classmates, and her entire community as they navigate the fog that comes from dealing with such a tremendous tragedy. Up and down the state of Maine there were signs in blue, ribbons, and many other thoughtful tributes.  

Mars Hill IGA
Mars Hill IGA
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Townsquare PI Staff on WBW - Jeff Clockedile, Ryan Guettette, Tyler St. Pierre. Absent from photo Mark Shaw
Townsquare PI Staff on WBW - Jeff Clockedile, Ryan Guettette, Tyler St. Pierre. Absent from photo Mark Shaw
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Thompson Financial Group via Thompson Financial Group Facebook
Thompson Financial Group via Thompson Financial Group Facebook
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FA Peabody in Presque Isle is one of many businesses that turned their signs blue on Wendesday
FA Peabody in Presque Isle is one of many businesses that turned their signs blue on Wednesday
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Staff from Eastern Maine Medical Center
Staff from Eastern Maine Medical Center
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Wednesday is Why Aroostook County is Home

The events from Wednesday can only happen in a place like Aroostook County where we look out for one another and do what we can to help each other through the storms of life. There is a family in our area that needed us, even though they would never ask, and you all stepped up! Libby also had a wide network of friends through her school, college, FFA, sports, and more. Those young adults are shaken up right now. They have been introduced to the cruelty and unpredictability that life can bring us from time to time. Wear Blue Wednesday was a chance for them to grieve publicly and you all held them up! Here is a collection of the WBW photos:

Wear Blue Wednesday For Libby Grass Picture Gallery

A collection of photos from schools, businesses, and individuals who participated in Wear Blue Wednesday for Libby Grass