STILLWATER, Okla. - A memorial for the victims of Saturday’s homecoming parade nightmare continues to grow in Stillwater.
People mourning those who died left messages, flowers and stuffed animals.
The condolences are from countless people, even strangers, representing the close-knit community of Cowboy Nation.
"I want to put this here as a symbol of the love I have for my town and for OSU," said Courtney Finton.
Courtney Finton added a Pistol Pete to the memorial set up at the intersection, where four people, including a two-year-old Nash Lucas, lost their lives Saturday.
"I have a three-year-old son and that was his Pistol Pete," said Finton.
Finton attached a note to the mascot.
"We are Stillwater and we'll pull together and we're strong and we'll get through this," said Finton.
The memorial continues to grow.
"Stillwater is my home and OSU is my home and when something like this happens I feel like it affects everybody and has deeply impacted me as a person, as a mother and as a student," said Finton.
The mood around town is very somber, hearts broken over more loss in this community.
With tough days ahead for the victims, their families and everyone else impacted, Finton said there's no doubt they'll grow from this tragedy.
"We are Cowboys, we are Oklahoma, we are Stillwater strong," said Finton.