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City of El Paso Hosts Tributes Honoring August 3, 2019 Victims, Families

The City of El Paso invites the community to come together to honor and remember the victims of the August 3, 2019, mass shooting by attending various tributes in memory of the 23 lives our community lost.

The following tributes will be hosted in remembrance:

Memorial Bell Toll Ceremony

8:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 2

City Hall, 300 N. Campbell, Main Conference Room, 2nd floor

·         The City Council will host a special ceremony before the City Council meeting that includes a moment of silence, followed by a reading of names of each victim. Council members will take turns tolling a bell in remembrance of the 23 victims

·         Consulate General of Mexico will also attend the ceremony

·         Mariachi Alegre will perform music in tribute to the victims

·         The ceremony can be seen live on CITY-TV (Spectrum 1300, U-Verse 99, Regular TV Channel 13.4) and YouTube @cityofelpasotx.

Blood Drive at City Hall

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 2

City Hall, 300 N. Campbell, Breezeway, 1st floor

The Vitalant blood bank will host a blood drive at City Hall.

Appointments are required and can be made via the following link:

Donors will get prizes and snacks for their support.

Healing Meditation

7 p.m. Tuesday, August 2

San Jacinto Plaza, 114 W. Mills Ave.

·         Live Active El Paso will host a free Sound Bath with Instruments of Healing session

Resilience: Remembering August 3

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 3

El Paso Museum of History, 510 N. Santa Fe

·         The Museum of History invites the public to view the exhibit Resilience: Remembering August 3

·         The exhibit features items left by community members at a makeshift memorial days after the mass shooting

·         Luminarias will be placed around the exhibit

Luminarias at Ponder Park

7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, August 3

Ponder Park, 7500 W H Burges

·         The public is invited to remember and grief at the temporary memorial site at Ponder Park

·         The El Paso Pro-Musica will pay tribute with music

·         The Public Health Department will provide visitors with a tag to write a message of encouragement and hope on the temporary memorial

·         Aliviane, Emergence Health Network and other community partners will provide support

·         El Paso Fire Department will display a large American flag atop a ladder, weather permitting

Unite with Light: Star on the Mountain, Buildings, Public Art and Landmarks

·         Star on the Mountain

8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3

El Paso Chamber will flash the star 23 times for each victim

Various landmarks and buildings will be illuminated orange from August 1 to 5, in remembrance.

·         The community is encouraged to light their front yards, porches and windows with candles, twinkle lights, luminarias, or other lighting starting at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug 3.

·         Memorial Lighting of public art and buildings:

o   Public art sculpture on I-10 and Airway

o   El Paso International Airport terminal and landscape of walking path

o   Abraham Chavez Theatre (Art Sculptures)

o   Blue Flame Building

o   Sunflower Bank Building

o   Texas Department of Texas of Transportation (TXDOT) Highway Lights (bridge lights and arches on I-10 west)

Events are posted on the City of El Paso social media sites (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).


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