A Moment of Silence, A Day of Remembrance, Service – CBS Miami
FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Monday, February 14, marks four years since the tragedy in Parkland.
It was a day all of South Florida and the country will never forget. Fourteen teenage students and three staff members were killed that day at https://miami.cbslocal.com/tag/marjory-stoneman-douglas-high-school/.
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In their honor, Monday will be a day of prayer, a day of remembrance, and a day of service.
At 10:17 a.m., the school district held a moment of silence to honor and remember those who have passed away.
“Words cannot describe the immense grief our students, staff, families, school district and community have experienced as a result of the tragedy that occurred at our high school. Marjory Stoneman Douglas on February 14, 2018. At this point, we pause to honor those we lost to remembering their names. Alyssa Alhadeff, Scott Biegel, Martin Duque, Nicholas Dworet, Aaron Feis, Jamie Guttenberg, Chris Hixon, Luke Hoyer, Cara Loughran, Gina Montalto, Joaquin Oliver, Alaina Petty, Meadow Pollack, Helena Ramsey, Alex Schacter, Carmen Schentrup and Peter Wang ,” said Broward CEO Dr. Vickie Cartwright.
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“It is important to know who these individual souls are. They can contribute more than that, but their lives are short and we have to recognize their lives have a purpose,” said Cartwright.
Government buildings, parks, and other Florida government facilities are flying their flags at half-staff in memory of those who have died.
The City of Pembroke Pines will host evening prayers, including music and a candlelight ceremony.
Eagles’ Haven Wellness Center will honor the victims with a full day of wellness activities. The center was opened in 2019 to restore hope after the shooting. Wellness activities will take place from noon to 4pm. They will also hold a candlelight ceremony and release 17 pigeons at 2pm
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At Riverside Elementary School, students and staff are participating in a campus beautification project and driving book bags.