Never forgotten: 3 years later, remembering the school shooting tragedy in Parkland, in photos

A young boy sits at a memorial honoring victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, at Pine Trail Park on Feb. 16, 2018 in Parkland, Florida.
A young boy sits at a memorial honoring victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, at Pine Trail Park on Feb. 16, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. (Getty Images)

Valentine’s Day this Sunday will mark three years since a gunman with an AR-15 rifle burst into a Florida high school, killing 17 people and wounding 17 others.

The horrific school shooting took place Feb. 14, 2018, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

While the trial of the accused shooter, 22-year-old Nikolas Cruz, remains in limbo and unresolved, a lot of productivity has emerged -- for example, the March For Our Lives event. “Created by survivors, so you don’t have to be one,” as the website says.

Some of the Parkland survivors have gone on to become activists and push for change; for example, former student David Hogg speaking out against the NRA.

Below are some photos from Feb. 14, 2018, and the time that followed. Let us never forget the lives lost that day.

Carol Ortez hugs her son, Aaron Ortez, as he holds a candle during a memorial service at Pine Trails Park for the victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2019 in Parkland, Florida. (Getty Images)
Two sisters hug their mother while looking on at a memorial set up for those killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The sisters are students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. (Getty Images)
Melissa Shev visits a memorial set up in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. This was taken Feb. 20, 2018. (Getty Images)

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