In remembrance of the 2003 Lockheed Martin shootings, dozens of people participate in activities throughout the 5th Annual Reconciliation Week.
A luncheon held Thursday brought together victims' families and representatives of fire departments and law enforcement, who were part of the crucial response.
The family of the late Rev. Charles Miller, who was a victim of the tragedy, organize the events each year with the goal of helping heal the community.
The gunman was white. All but one of the victims who died was black.
"We've been having a week long celebration for five years now. We want to invite the community out to celebrate reconciliation, to get the conversation started and to make plans to keep it moving," said Miller's daughter, Stacey Miller.
Miller says progress is taking place in our state to help both blacks and whites overcome the past and further move toward reconciliation.