5 years after Parkland, families cope through good works

Parkland Shooting

The Associated Press

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) – After a gunman murdered 14 students and three staff members at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School five years ago, their families were left with a burning question: How do we go on with our lives while honoring our loved one’s memory?

Most have answered by starting foundations or performing other charitable work dedicated to a variety of causes: protecting students; building parks and gardens; providing scholarships; fighting disease and helping the disabled; sending kids to camp; teaching children to swim, dance, create art or play music and sports; and tightening gun laws.

Most of the families also belong to their group, Stand With Parkland, which lobbies for stronger school security.

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2/13/2023 8:36:06 AM (GMT -6:00)

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