OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Monday night, four teens from Gretna lost their lives and another ended up in critical condition after a wreck on 180th and Platteview Road. As people in Gretna mourned, surrounding communities flooded social media platforms with shows of support. Today, people are continuing the trend...by wearing it on their sleeves.
Around Omaha, and probably further as the day goes on, people are wearing green for Gretna and posting images on social media platforms with #GoGreen4Gretna. Others are showing support with #GretnaStrong as well.
The first post, calling for people to wear green, came from Millard South.
Patriot Nation - Tomorrow we are going to show our support for the Gretna Community by wearing green at 10:00 a.m. Please take a picture of you and your friends wearing green at 10:00 a.m. We are with you Gretna! #GoGreen4Gretna pic.twitter.com/gPOI8QtPdf— MSHS Activities (@MSHSactivities) June 19, 2019
And it seems to have caught on...
Blair Bears - Tomorrow we are going to show our support for the Gretna Community by wearing green at 10:00 a.m. Please take a picture of you and your friends wearing green at 10:00 a.m. We are with you Gretna! #GoGreen4Gretna— Blair High School (@BHSBlair) June 19, 2019
Caught up with @BurkeBulldog and @BurkeFootball and they and all of the Burke Athletic teams amd community would like to offer condolences and support to GRETNA.#GoGreen4Gretna pic.twitter.com/pIptxZEfjN— Burke Athletics (@burke_athletics) June 19, 2019
Wearing green and blue today for the Gretna community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time ❣️@DragonVB1 @GretnaMedia @gretnagreenarmy— BellevueWestVball (@B_W_Volleyball) June 19, 2019
This morning, our campers are wearing Green to support our friends in Gretna!! Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the Gretna community through this tough time. #GoGreenForGretna #GretnaStrong 💚💚💚 pic.twitter.com/ZMd7Ipdjei— Blair 🐻 Girls Soccer (@BlairLadyBears) June 19, 2019
Comfort Dogs will be arriving at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Gretna, NE tonight around 6:45 pm. All in need of some comfort during this very difficult time are welcome.#gretnastrong #GoGreen4Gretna pic.twitter.com/KHn7qRg7CS— Lori Harmon (@LoriLharmon) June 19, 2019
Today, we'll continue to look at the impact of the crash on Gretna and the how the show of support from other communities is helping them in their time of need.
We'll also be talking with mental health professionals about PTSD Awareness Month and how Monday night's tragedy may impact first responders who came upon the scene.
These stories and the ongoing trial of Aubrey Trail will be on 3 News Now Live at 6 - Available on-air, on the 3 News Now Apps for mobile and streaming devices and on our website.