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FAMU holds traditional Founders' Day Wreath Laying Ceremony

Posted at 5:23 PM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 17:23:53-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — On Thursday, the Rattlers continued a Florida A&M tradition at the Founders' Day Wreath Laying Ceremony.

It happens right at the heart of campus in front of the eternal flame. The homecoming king and queen put down the wreath.

It's meant to show appreciation for those who founded the school and help push the university forward.

"We take our education seriously and we also have great pride for what we believe in. HBCU's are thriving everyday and we are producing the greatest African-American professionals in every area and we are producing great student leaders here," said Crenel Francis Jr., FAMU homecoming king.

This year, FAMU celebrates more than 132 years.