CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- It started as a simple Facebook page by former Arapahoe High School student Joe Espejo.
"I sent it out to all my friends that went to Arapahoe and even all my friends that didn't go to Arapahoe," said Espejo.
That post immediately spread to where a few dozen alumni and friends decided to come together on the front lawn of Arapahoe High School.
"What happened that Friday was absolutely horrible. We all know it. We all feel it. The reason we are all here is that so we can all come together and start healing from it," Espejo said.
And together they embraced the love for their school.
"It was nice to see a lot of the alumni that I recognize," said Shannon McNulty, a 2013 graduate of Arapahoe High School.
"There is a reason why Arapahoe has such a strong and valuable name is because of the comradery, the love, the brother and sisterhood we all had and have," said Espejo.
The group remembered the young Claire Davis while also showing their spirit for the black and gold by singing their school song.
"I feel like that song means a lot to a lot of people and now means even more because when you really look at the words... It personifies the high school," said McNulty.
"Feel the pride cause you have a family here, a bond," Espejo said.
A bond that is now becoming tighter, which many feel is the good that has come from so much hurt.
"I just feel like the most important thing this holiday season is to be together," McNulty said.
The Littleton Public School District wants to remind everyone that counseling is still available for students and their families at Shepherd of the Hills Church. Counseling this week will be on Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.AlertMe