Fowler Students Run for Boston

Published 04/19 2013 05:37PM

Updated 04/19 2013 06:44PM

Six year old Jun Park played the Star Spangled Banner with confidence as nearly 600 students from Fowler Elementary looked on.

The music helped wrap up the school's participation in a nationwide event.

Students showed their support for victims of the boston marathon bombings.

"We have more energy and we can run a lap around our school. And it's easy for us," says Cole Harrison, a fifth grader at Fowler.

Despite their young ages, many of these students knew the tragedy and the reason their school was holding a Run for Boston.

"They ran all the way and all they got was a big explosion at the big finish," says Caroline Case, a third grader at Fowler.

"When they were doing the race someone threw out a bomb and three people got killed and there was this little boy who was waiting for his dad and the son got killed," adds Aubrey Glidewell, a second grade student at Fowler.

This isn't the first time Fowler students have showed support for victims of national tragedies.

"On 9/11 we had flags all the way around the campus. We had them on the fence. During the Tsunami and the hurricanes, we've taken donations. New Orleans was a big one and the kids, they are just ready to give," says Principal Tania Rushing.

Give... by taking a patriotic walk to join the millions across the country who are walking or running for Boston.

Mechell Dixon... KFDX 3 News.

Following today's run, Fowler students gathered to take a group picture.

The photo will be posted on the Run for Boston Facebook page to show the school's participation in the nationwide event.

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