Dozens gathered at Liberty-Eylau Middle School Thursday to honor the memories of students who have passed on with a butterfly garden.
Guests were given butterflies to be released at the gathering. The dedication was held on the one year anniversary of the death of 13 year-old Chloe Cox, who lost her battle with brain cancer.
Chloe’s mother, Michelle Cox, said it’s important that students remember those who were taken so soon. “Maybe that gives them the … message that you know, to take each day one step at a time to make it count,” she said.
Chloe’s classmate, Kaclyn Nelson, said, “We want to remember who they were to this school and who they were to us.”
Throughout the garden, markers are displayed with the names of students who have passed away.