Remembering Marjory Stoneman Douglas: One Year Later
February 14, 2019
Last year February 14th, marked one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. On Valentine’s Day morning, 17 innocent lives were lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Since then, there have been around 350 mass shootings. Since the shooting, stronger gun laws have been enforced and the March For Our Lives movement began.
After the devastation, the gunman was immediately taken into custody. But here we stand, one year later and his trial has yet to begin. As of now, friends and families of the victims spend their day today grieving. A lot of these mourners are survivors of the shooting as well.
At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students will serve breakfast to first responders and will be dismissed nearly three hours before the time the shooting began. Nothing we can do will bring back the lives of the Parkland victims. But we can ensure their names aren’t forgotten, and continue the fight to end gun violence. Remember these names:
Alyssa Alhadeff, Scott Beigel, Martin Duque, Nicholas Dworet, Aaron Feis, Jaime Guttenberg, Chris Hixon, Luke Hoyer, Cara Loughran, Gina Montalto, Joaquin Oliver, Alaina Petty, Meadow Pollack, Helena Ramsay, Alex Schachter, Carmen Schentrup, Peter Wang.