Jemison Elementary students created 26 angels to help ease the pain after 26 students and teachers were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary last year.
"It says when you look upon the face of this angel you will see the face of love and courage," Denise Scarbrough, a second grade teacher, said.
Scarbrough thought of the idea to create the angels and to put them into shadow boxes with personal inscriptions on them. Scarbrough got the idea back in December after students were making angels as a part of a Christmas exercise when suddenly an intruder alert was sounded. Scarbrough thought about the Connecticut tragedy.
"I really want them to know even though we are far away, all of us have people we love and we are thinking about them and we are praying about them," Scarbrough said.
Each angel will carry the first name of one person who died. The shadow boxes will be shipped Tuesday and it will be left up to officials at Sandy Hook Elementary to decide where the angels will be displayed.
The shadow boxes cost more than $700 and shipping will be more than $200. Principals from across the county and Jemison Mayor Eddie Reed have pitched in to help cover the cost of the boxes. People's Bank in Clanton and Piggly Wiggly in Jemison split the cost of the shipping.
The students just hope to offer some comfort.
"Pretty good...for the mamas and daddies so they won't forget their kids," Aaren Killingsworth said.
"That even though they lost their kids it would be okay," Tori Adams said.
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