University of Central Florida student Emily Molen, with her hand to her face, shares a somber moment during a candlelight vigil on the UCF campus in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday, February 14. The vigil marked the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, .
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Parkland marks one year since school shooting

Updated 9:19 PM ET, Thu February 14, 2019

University of Central Florida student Emily Molen, with her hand to her face, shares a somber moment during a candlelight vigil on the UCF campus in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday, February 14. The vigil marked the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, .
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The pain and sorrow is still palpable.

A year has passed since a former student slaughtered 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

The tragedy inspired marches and memorials, sweeping gun laws and impassioned pleas to stop the bloodshed.

But Thursday was mostly about remembering the lost and standing with the survivors.