This undated composite photograph made available by WDBJ-TV shows reporter Alison Parker, left, and cameraman Adam Ward. 
Photo: WDBJ-TV
Photo: WDBJ-TV

One year after a reporter and cameraman were killed on live TV, WDBJ honored their memory

>> Watch WDBJ's moment of silence here

Alison Parker and Adam Ward were killed by a disgruntled former colleague, Vester Lee Flanagan, who later killed himself after being pursued by police.

In the year since the slayings, Parker’s father has become a staunch proponent of gun control and has called on Republican leadership in the House of Representatives to stop unnecessary gun violence.

>> Man reportedly shoots, kills WDBJ reporter, cameraman on live TV

“We are still a long way from real change, but we are getting there. Being free from fear of going to the movies, or to school, or to a house of worship is a civil right,” Andy Parker wrote in the New York Daily News.

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“Our fight to be free of gun violence is the same fight for civil rights in the '50s and '60s, or marriage equality in this decade. Momentum is on our side, and it’s only a matter of time until we prevail.”

On Friday morning, the crew at WDBJ held a moment of silence and showed photos of their two fallen friends.

>> Click here to see the station's Facebook post



Posted by WDBJ7 on Friday, August 26, 2016

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