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DENVER -- Sunday marks the 15 year anniversary of the tragic shootings at Columbine High School.

Every year families, survivors and community members come together to remember the 13 lives lost at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. More than a decade later, Columbine graduate Janelle Calhoun says visiting the memorial isn’t easy.

“It’s emotional but it means a lot to me to be able to come back and remember,” she says.

Coni Sanders says she remembers the day her father died like it was yesterday. Dave Sanders was a teacher at Columbine High. Coni says, in some ways, it is like his lessons have never stopped. “By losing them it has inspired us to do a lot of good things in the world.”

Coni says as time goes on, the pain does not stop, but visiting the memorial and reflecting on her father’s legacy helps. She says she’s proud to know the victims of Columbine and their stories live on to help stop more tragedies from happening in the future.

“This was the start of a horrific journey that has a happy ending. We’re going to continue in the name of our loved ones to help others,” she says.

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