Posted: Mar 26, 2013 4:27 PM
Updated: Mar 26, 2013 6:42 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - Today students at CCISD's Martin Middle School gathered to honor a fallen Drug Enforcement agent. The in the line-of-duty death of Enrique 'Kiki' Camarena by drug traffickers in 1985 sparked a campaign that became Red Ribbon Week in public schools.
Children at Martin were so moved by his story, they decided to raise money to build a memorial to him at their school. It took the kids 10 days to raise the $1,600 needed to buy the bronze bust that was unvieled today.
"They really truly wanted this bust in Martin Middle School. They wanted it to serve as a reminder to honor not only Kiki, but all of our fallen heroes, that have fallen victim to drug violence," said teacher Jessica Alamaraz.
Camarena's widow came all the way from California to attend the ceremony. Today, she encouraged kids to live drug free lives and to make themselves proud.
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