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PARKLAND (CBSMiami) – On February 14, 2018, no one in South Florida will ever forget this day. This is the day when 17 students and teachers were killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre. This Thursday marks a year later.

The commemoration of February 14, although dark and emotional, is designated A day of service and love at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and all schools in the Broward County Public Schools District, to honor the 17 lost people and recognize the physically injured and emotionally affected by the tragedy that took place there a year ago.

On Thursday at MSD, students and staff will participate in beginner service learning at 7:40 am and fire at 11:40 am. Students and staff will also honor first responders from the region at a small event. -Breakfast on campus.

All other public schools in Broward County will operate during regular hours.

However, the whole district will observe a moment of silence at 10:17.

Schools are also encouraged to participate in A day of service and love and involve students in school-based activities that serve others in their schools or local communities.

Here is a list of some of these activities.

Hollywood High School
5400 Stirling Road., Hollywood, FL 33021
Time: 8:30 – 10:30

  • Banner
  • Peace Chain (students will write messages emphasizing kindness through action)
  • Build a Valentine's Day (students can create a card or Valentine's Day greetings to share with a friend, teacher or special family member)
  • Just Journal (writing position allowing students to write poetry, essays, news, etc. if they wish to express their feelings)
  • Seminole College
    6200 SW 16th Street, Plantation, FL 33317
    Time: 10 – 11 hours

  • Unveiled unit mural, titled Symphony of Brotherhood, which promotes diversity and inclusion
  • Wear special red and white t-shirts for a day of love to promote peace
  • 17 student challenge of kindness
  • Fort Lauderdale High School
    1600 NE 4th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
    Time: 10h10 – 13h

  • Wear the colors of the MSD school and paint some kindness stones
  • Montessori seaside village
    2230 Lincoln Street, Hollywood, FL 33020
    Time: 8:45 – 9:10

  • Glee Club students will greet all students and families early in the day with songs at the entrance of the school upon arrival.
  • Sunrise Middle School
    1750 NE 14th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
    Time: 12:15 – 13:00

  • The peer counselors and art students will decorate a 9 x 9 foot canvas and place them in a heart shape in the school cafeteria. The canvas will be decorated with an expression of love drawing.
  • Students will also decorate paper chains and place them in the cafeteria.
  • Wilton Manors Elementary School
    2401 NE 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
    Time: 8:45 – 9:15

  • Breakfast for the volunteers.
  • Broward County Public Schools are also sponsoring a community service activity. Pine Trails Park at Parkland.

    Starting at 12:30, students and staff will assemble lunch kits for Feed my hungry kidswho will distribute them to malnourished children all over the world.

    The City of Parkland will hold an interfaith ceremony for the community at 5:45 pm at Pine Trails Park on February 14th. The service will last 30 minutes. The park will be open all day and offers dogs and therapy counselors.

    The city is asking the public to bring canned food to support the service efforts.

    "I want to remind everyone that they are sensitive to the needs of Stoneman Douglas families," said Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky.

    In Coral Springs, a team is completing the work of the Temple of Life, a temporary wooden structure 15 meters high, where anyone affected by the tragedy can pause and reflect. The structure will be completely destroyed in mid-May.

    "It should be a place to suffer and allow it to go up in smoke," said creator David Best.

    For more details, click here visit the MSD commemoration page on the Parkland website.