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Photos of the Day: Emily's Parade counters tragic school shooting with message of love

Motorcycles gather at Columbine High School.
Motorcycles gather at Columbine High School.

In September 2006, a gunman took several students hostage at Platte Canyon High School -- among them Emily Keyes, who texted "I love you guys" to her family shortly before she was killed. In the years since then, Emily's Parade, a motorcycle rally and gathering to benefit the I Love You Foundation, an organization started by John-Michael Keyes, Emily's father, in her honor, has only grown in size and passion. Look below to see photos of Sunday's event, in which motorcyclists rode from Columbine High School (scene of the 1999 school shooting that shocked the nation) to PCHS, where participants gathered on a gorgeous day to remember a beautiful spirit.

Participants arriving at Platte Canyon.
Participants arriving at Platte Canyon.
Cheerleaders from Columbine High School took part.
Cheerleaders from Columbine High School took part.
The Platte Canyon lot was crowded with bikes.
The Platte Canyon lot was crowded with bikes.

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Volunteers from Apogaea.
Volunteers from Apogaea.
Setting up for the crowd.
Setting up for the crowd.
Steve Crenshaw provided the music.
Steve Crenshaw provided the music.
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Continue to see more photos of Emily's Parade.

Chillin' on the field.
Chillin' on the field.
More volunteers at Platte Canyon High School.
More volunteers at Platte Canyon High School.
A collage shared on the Emily's Parade Facebook page.
A collage shared on the Emily's Parade Facebook page.

More from our Media archive circa September 2006: "More Messages: Back to School."


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