Community Rallies to Finish School Memorial Honoring Four Students

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Logan Johnson, William Chitwood

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VALLEY HEAD, Ala. (WHNT) -- Students knew they were going to do something to deal with the pain this year has brought. They knew even before parents, teachers and volunteers were on board or the funding was in place that a garden was the next step in helping them heal.

At Valley Head School this school year, four young students were killed - three siblings killed in a Christmas morning house fire - and another student passed away three weeks ago.

The pain in the small school was not going away--until students started demanding they create a place on campus where they could go to remember their fallen classmates.

Thus began a work of love and tribute.

"This garden is dedicated to the memory of Roxana, Josua and Rommy Majia Bravo and Jay Parker Darwin," teacher Tammy Cooper says.


From DeKalb County to Huntsville, volunteers say getting donated building materials for the garden was not an issue. Everyone, it seems, knew these tragic stories and wanted to help.


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