Fowler Students Run for Boston

Fowler Students Run for Boston

<br><p dir="LTR">Several Run for Boston events have been held in Wichita Falls to remember the victims of the bombings during Monday's marathon.</p> <p dir="LTR">Mechell Dixon shows us how some local students took steps showing their support.</p>

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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