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Concert held in memory of Florence brothers who drowned

Velcro Pygmies' fans wanted to do something special to remeber Jeremiah and Jacob Sanders. (Source: WAFF) Velcro Pygmies' fans wanted to do something special to remeber Jeremiah and Jacob Sanders. (Source: WAFF)
FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) -

A benefit concert took place in Florence Saturday night to remember two brothers who drowned on a fishing trip in March 2016. The band Velcro Pygmies played a memorial concert for one of the band's former bassists, Jacob Sanders, and his brother Jeremiah. Hundreds gathered for an evening of music and to see what the band called a "tribute room."

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Velcro Pygmies front man Cameron Flener said once the brothers died, fans began sending in drawings, letters and photos. The band decided Saturday was the perfect night to put those on display.

Friends and family walked out of that room crying, and some who were emotional said they never knew the brothers – they were simply moved by their story.

“When Jacob and his brother went fishing that day, they didn't realize that’s the last tomorrow they were ever going to have,” Flener said. “I want to constantly, in their spirit, remind them, you know what, this could be your very last tomorrow. So don't miss out on giving someone a hug or telling them you love them or developing those relationships you're going to have forever.”

The two women who organized the entire event never knew the Sanders brothers. They are Velcro Pygmies fans who wanted to do something meaningful for the band, its fans, and the Florence community.

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The two brothers went missing on March 2 while fishing on Pickwick Lake. After an extensive search, the body of 24-year-old Jacob Sanders was found 13 days later, 12 miles from the brothers' last known location. Jeremiah's body was recovered four days after that.

Jeremiah, 29,  was the general manager of Ricatoni's in Florence.

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