Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- There has been a lot of focus on schools all over the country this week in the wake of the Newtown tragedy. Some area students took time out Friday to remember the lives lost in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.
Kids trying to process the unthinkable used banners, snowflakes, angels, ribbons and poems to honor those whose lives were lost one week ago today.
The tribute, held at the Institute of Technology in Syracuse, was student organized.
Mikaela David who Organized Event at Institute of Technology said, "I wanted to break down, it was really emotional because I just kept thinking about my little brother and sister.”
Several similar tributes were held throughout Central New York on Friday and whether it was in Syracuse or at Jordan Elbridge High School, the mood was much the same – and the sentiments identical.
"It's a community like ours, it's a smaller school and it just really shows that it can happen anywhere. I think about it everyday. I know we can never make it right, but we can do our best to make it better,” said Cordell Rogers who organized the event at Jordan Elbridge.
The nation also observed a moment of silence for the 20 children and six adults who were killed in the shooting.