FSU Students Hold Candlelight Vigil for the Earthquake Victims of Haiti

By: Amy Long Email
By: Amy Long Email

A crowd huddled together and braved the cold to pay their respects to those who have not had comfort for the past year.

Students gathered on FSU's campus for a candlelight vigil Wednesday night (1-12), remembering those lost in the earthquake that shook Haiti one year ago. Shivering hands held flickering candles, as the Haitian anthem filled the air.

Lawrence Gonzaluz, who moved to Florida from Haiti when he was 9, says he still can't believe what he saw on his tv that fateful day. "I'll be honest, I cried mainly because my friend never had a chance to see it how I saw it before."
The one year anniversary reminds Aurelie Mathieu there are still unanswered questions."Don't forget Haiti, keep Haiti in your prayers. I lost many friends, family members and people that I knew..Even to this day, there are still people from my childhood that I'm not sure if they are alive or not."

Those who have seen Haiti first hand after the devastation know the amount of work that has yet to be done. "There were still piles of debris, piles of trash buildings were still in shambles.", "It's actually worst than it ever will be and it will never be the same after that."

"It's going to take a lot. Haiti is a third world country and it's going to take a lot more. Years and years and years.

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