Columbine High School students, faculty, staff and volunteers helping each other during the “Day of Service” cleaning up and upgrading the landscaping at Dave Saunders Memorial Softball field. Dave “Coach” Saunders made the ultimate sacrifice in helping save many at Columbine High School.
Columbine Memorial April 20, 2018
A day of service commemorated the 19th anniversary of the Columbine tragedy, where for the second year Columbine High School students, faculty, staff and volunteers performed various tasks of community service.
The community service is a way to give back to the community that stood by, helped and supported all of those that were lost and suffered on a day that shook the entire nation — April 20, 1999.
The night before the student survivors from the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. and Columbine came together for a rally in support of student organized and driven initiative “Vote for Our Lives Movement,” to push teenagers to register to vote and support stricter firearm laws.
These events may be considered a form of constructive civil disobedience. Most of the other nation’s high schools, including Cherry Creek High School, may have chosen a “walk out” to have their voices heard in response to recent events and tragedies. Columbine High School has chosen a more constructive approach where giving back to the community to remember raises more awareness with more positive results.
Although not as well attended as the last Cherry Creek High School protest, Avien Howell and Vanessa Hollander walked out of class April 20 to protest
Columbine High School student paying her respects at the crosses laid by the Never Forgotten organization.
2005 Columbine graduate, alumna Crystal Ashton paying her respects by leaving a flower at each of the fallen memorial.
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