ATLANTA, GA (WALB) - Family and friends continue to honor the five nursing students who died in a collision last April.
On Monday, the Georgia State Capitol hosted a memorial service for the former Georgia Southern students.
Governor Nathan Deal held back tears as he spoke about Emily Clark, Abbie Deloach, Morgan Bass, Caitlyn Baggett and Catherine Pittman.
Nursing students from across Georgia also attended the service to show their support.
"Healthcare professionals know the fragility of life. They know because they've worked in the emergency rooms. They know in the blink of the eye, that life can vanish right before you. And that's why we take it so seriously," said Georgia State Senator Renee Unterman.
Family members of the women received memorial gifts and Georgia State Representative Dexter Sharper ended the ceremony with a song.