The Tri-Cities community continues to remember the Austin children Wednesday.
KENNEWICK, WA - The Tri-Cities community continues to remember the Austin children Wednesday.
On Wednesday afternoon, at Lawrence Scott Park, hundreds of balloons were released by classmates, friends and anyone who wanted to participate. There was also a prayer and moment of silence for the children.
The students who organized, Kenzie Cooper and Tanner Owens, the gathering told NBC Right Now they wanted to have an event that made everyone feel included.
"I think with something as big a deal as a tragedy like that, even though it happened to a Brave, I think it really shows with all the different colors of balloons that we can all come together as one with anything. We are a huge Tri-family."
Each color in the rainbow of balloons holds meaning - they represent the colors of all of the Tri-Cities schools.
Kate Austin attended Kamiakin High School, but the Tri-Cities students as a whole wanted to show that when it comes to tragedy - they are all united in support of their friends and community.