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People view a temporary memorial in Ponder Park honoring victims of the Walmart shooting which left 23 people dead in a racist attack targeting Latinos on August 2, 2020 in El Paso, Texas. August 3rd marks the one-year anniversary of the deadliest attack against Hispanics in modern U.S. history. A number of memorial events are planned amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the Texas city which sits along the U.S.-Mexico border. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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People view a temporary memorial in Ponder Park honoring victims of the Walmart shooting which left 23 people dead in a racist attack targeting Latinos on August 2, 2020 in El Paso, Texas. August 3rd marks the

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Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

People view a temporary memorial in Ponder Park honoring victims of the Walmart shooting which left 23 people dead in a racist attack targeting Latinos on August 2, 2020 in El Paso, Texas. August 3rd marks the one-year anniversary of the deadliest attack against Hispanics in modern U.S. history. A number of memorial events are planned amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the Texas city which sits along the U.S.-Mexico border. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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People view a temporary memorial in Ponder Park honoring victims of the Walmart shooting which left 23 people dead in a racist attack targeting Latinos on August 2, 2020 in El Paso, Texas. August 3rd marks the

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Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

El Paso remembers mass shooting one year later

One year later, El Paso is remembering one of the most painful days in its history.

On Aug. 3, 2019, an alleged white supremacist entered a local Walmart and shot and killed 23 people in the deadliest attack on Hispanics in modern U.S. history.

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Survivors and families of victims gathered at the city’s new “healing garden” to pray and remember on the eve of the shooting anniversary.

In remembrance, El Paso will light 23 luminarias at Cleveland Square Park, tie orange ribbons against gun violence at a memorial in Ponder Park, and host a drive-through luminaria path at Ascarate Park. Social media hashtags #elpasostrong and #atimetoremember will also mark the day.

23. A year ago 23 lives were taken from us.The monster who traveled to our city had means of causing division and hatred through his violent acts. He did not achieve this. In the contrary, we saw our city unite like we’ve never seen before. #ElPasoStrong pic.twitter.com/rHCkZgtsjz

— Christian iglesias (@ChrisChurchess) August 3, 2020

“We will show the world how to love your neighbors as yourself,” El Paso Mayor Dee Margo said in a service at the garden on Aug. 2, the El Paso Times reports.

“The five stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, sadness and acceptance,” Margo said. “A sixth has now been added: What is the meaning of this tragedy to families who have lost loved ones, to our city and to our region? After prayerfully considering this, my only answer is: We shall not fear.”





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Source : chron.com