Moment of silence, other events mark 3 years since Parkland tragedy this weekend

PARKLAND, Fla. – Sunday marks three years since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

Moments of silence were held at several schools Friday to remember the 17 people killed on Feb. 14, 2018.

“We never can forget the 17,” said Parkland Mayor Rich Walker. “Our community has stayed resilient and stayed together and we continue to be together.”

To honor the lives lost, the United States and State of Florida flags will be flown at half-staff at all local and state buildings, installations, and grounds throughout Florida from sunrise to sunset Sunday.

Other vigils and service events are taking place this weekend.

Below are some of the events scheduled for Sunday:

All day - Broward County Public Schools leads heartfelt tributes, vigils and expressions of service and love with its partners, including HandsOn Broward, the Interfaith Council, the United Way of Broward County, the City of Parkland, the City of Coral Springs, and Children’s Services Council of Broward County. More info:

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Counselors and life coaches from the Harmony Development Center will be available at Cypress Hammock Park for youth and families experiencing trauma, mental health and/or substance abuse problems.

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