March for Our Lives, Wilmington members gather to honor Parkland massacre victims one year later

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — 17 people senselessly gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day, 2018. Since then — marches and messages for change.

Kathryn Conlon, one of the co-directors of March for Our Lives, Wilmington explains that  “we are planning a vigil to honor and remember the 17 lives lost in the Parkland shooting in Florida one year ago.”

There was one message in particular that the co-directors of March for Our Lives, Wilmington want us to keep in mind:

“This is a completely non-political event,” explains Kathryn.

Another co-director, Fletcher Williams agrees: “This is not a political event. I want Parkland to know that we will always be with them and that we want to make sure that we do everything in our power to ensure that a senseless act of tragedy like this never happens again.”

Directors, other March for Our Lives members and even a survivor of the Parkland shooting spoke on last year’s tragedy, and how the community can continue to honor the lives taken from us, and continue to recover.

James Watson, another March for Our Lives member reminds us that “like us, those young people were sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, grandchildren.”

“We live every day for them, since they can’t,” said Sloane Saia, a Parkland massacre survivor.

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