Knox County remembered the life and sacrifice of a 15-year-old boy who died shielding his friends from gunfire.
Tuesday is Zaevion Dobson Day.
Knox County leaders made the declaration last year. No. 24 was Dobson’s football jersey number when he played at Fulton High School.
Lonsdale Elementary School featured a number of events in Dobson’s honor on Tuesday.
Zenobia Dobson, Zaevion’s mother, spoke at the event. University of Tennessee football players Todd Kelly Jr. and LaTroy Lewis also spoke about the young man.
Today is Zaevion Dobson Day, may his heroic acts of courage and selflessness encourage you to be the best you can be on a daily basis— Todd Kelly Jr. (TK) (@ToddKellyJr) January 24, 2017
The school presnted a check to the Zaevion Dobson Memorial Foundation.