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Joe Biden, Rick Scott, other elected officials honor Parkland victims

President Joe Biden issued a lengthy statement Sunday on the third anniversary of the Parkland shooting. The comments were one of several remarks from elected officials honoring the 17 people lost in the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High on Feb. 14, 2018.

“Three years ago today, a lone gunman took the lives of 14 students and three educators at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In seconds, the lives of dozens of families, and the life of an American community, were changed forever,” Biden said .

“For three years now, the Parkland families have spent birthdays and holidays without their loved ones. They’ve missed out on the experience of sending their children off to college or seeing them on their first job after high school. Like far too many families, they’ve had to bury pieces of their soul deep within the Earth. Like far too many families — and, indeed, like our nation — they’ve been left to wonder whether things would ever be OK.”

Comments from the White House came as those in Parkland continue to reel from the loss — and demand action.

Elected officials honored the tragic anniversary with remembrance and calls for policy changes. “Three years […]

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