In memory of the 19 children and two teachers who were killed in the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, the City of El Paso will host several tributes on Sunday, May 29, 2022, to allow the public an opportunity to grieve together and honor the community of Uvalde.
STAR ON THE MOUNTAIN
The City of El Paso in collaboration with the El Paso Chamber will light the Star on the Mountain in honor of the 21 victims of Uvalde at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 29, 2022.
UNITE WITH LIGHT
As a sign of unity, the community is encouraged to light their front yards, porches and windows with candles, twinkle lights, luminarias, or other lighting starting at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 29, 2022.
- The public art lighting encircling the Abraham Chavez Theater and the public art along I-10 and Airway will be illuminated blue in unity with Uvalde.
- El Paso International Airport’s terminal and landscaping lights will also be illuminated blue in unity with Uvalde. The public is invited to visit the lights and walk or drive along the path.
MOMENT OF SILENCE AT PONDER PARK
Mayor Pro Temp Peter Svarzbein and Rep. Cassandra Hernandez invite the community to come together in a solemn moment of silence at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 29, at Ponder Park, 7500 W. H. Burges, near the August 3, 2019 mass shooting memorial site.
Visitors will be invited to add their names to an electronic condolence book, which will be provided to Uvalde. The link to add names will be available via QR code at the park.
The event, which will not feature any speakers, asks the community to come together in a moment of silence just as the Star on the Mountain is lit in honor of Uvalde.
To support families of the Uvalde tragedy, GoFundMe has verified fundraisers for those affected and the First State Bank of Uvalde has started a memorial fund:
- Robb School Memorial Fund – First State Bank of Uvalde
- Robb Elementary School Shooting – GoFundMe
- Texas Elementary School Shooting Victims Fund – GoFundMe
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