Many came out to the Palestine Civic Center to remember the six people who lost their lives in the floods the sweep through East Texas in April.
“I feel for the par…for the family who lost their children being a grandmother, and me being a grandmother. I really feel sad about it. You know it’s just a big tragedy,” Maryann Harper, Palestine resident, said.
“Well we are a close- nit community and we wanted to be apart and show our love and support for the victim.” Portia Hatten, from Antioch Baptist Church, said.
First responders were in attendance and staff from Palestine ISD , who spoke about fond memories of the children.
The memorial service, was a way to cherish the lives lost and bring Palestine closer together.
“We have all rallied around the victims circumstances has made this community more of a unity. You see the love and support everyone is reaching out,” Hatten, said.
“No matter what you feel it in your body and in your soul, we are all brothers and sisters in Christ,” Kimbrough, said.
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