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Tampa, Florida -- Taking the loss of loved ones and spreading a message of motivation onto others is Colonel Parker Schenecker's goal.

Colonel Schenecker kicked off the inaugural session of the Schenecker Leadership and Ethics Speaker Series at Liberty Middle School.

Guest speaker Alex Sheen of non-profit, because I said I would, shared his story and promoted a positive message to the youth.

This is a way for Colonel Schenecker to honor the students, staff and families who continue to support the legacy of his children.

"Liberty is special, Beau was a student here," said Schenecker. "The Liberty community, not just the students but the faculty and families, have showed us incredible respect and outpouring of love -- as well as raised money so we could turn it back into scholarships."

Calyx and Beau Schenecker were allegedly murdered by their mother when the Colonel was overseas fighting in Afghanistan.

Since then, a memorial has been set up in the children's names.

Colonel Schenecker hopes to do these types of events annually.

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