“Honor her legacy with positive actions and be her voice,” Rabbi Shuey Biston of the Chabad of Parkland told over 400 mourners who came to remember the 14-year-old, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
Mourners spilled onto the sidewalk of Star of David Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Chapel in North Lauderdale. They included fellow students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 19-year-old gunman Nikolas Cruz opened fire on his former classmates.
According to the Sun-Sentinel, they remembered Alyssa as an excellent student and athlete who spoke of attending law school.
Her mother, Lori Alhadeff — who in an emotional interview with CNN Thursday begged President Trump to take action to prevent future mass shootings — urged Alyssa’s friends to stay in close touch.
“I would have taken a bullet for her myself,” she said at the funeral, according to the Sun-Sentinel.