Nov 23, 2019 - Economy & Business

Memorial dedicated to El Paso shooting victims

People look at flowers laid out to honor the victims of the El Paso shooting.

People gather at a makeshift memorial honoring victims outside Walmart Aug. 15, in El Paso, Tex. Photo: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

A 30-foot memorial was unveiled on Saturday at a public dedication ceremony for the El Paso Walmart mass shooting victims, ABC News reports.

Details: The memorial, named "Grand Candela", consists of 22 individual aluminum arcs that are grouped together and illuminated to resemble a candle. The arcs on the permanent monument represent the 22 people who died in the attack.

What they're saying:

"Nothing will erase the pain of August third. The memory of that will stay with us forever ... For many of those gathered here today, August third will be remembered as the day they lost loved ones,"
ā€” Todd Peterson, Walmart regional manager who oversees the El Paso store, to a crowd at the ceremony

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