On a day that actually had a hint of spring in the air, seventh and eighth graders from Edgartown School went to Cannonball Park and planted 17 pansies in remembrance of the 17 students and faculty members who were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Fla.
“It’s important,” Edward Cherry, 14, one of the students, said. “It shows we care and want change in gun laws.”
The pansies were donated by Donaroma Nursery.
The students held a 17-minute moment of silence, interrupted once every minute with the ring of a bell.
Some students held signs with the photographs and names of the victims of the Parkland shootings.