El Paso Memorial Photos, Mural

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Hi everyone. I hope you’re doing well. Today we visited the memorial the community’s created over the last four days. This is located behind Walmart near Cielo Vista Mall on Gateway Blvd. West. You see news vans from around the country surrounding the area. There’s also been news crews from Europe, Mexico and possibly other countries worldwide. It hurt to be there but I felt like I had to be. This is the city where I was born and raised. The least I could do is show my respect for the 22 innocent lives that were taken on 8-3-19. There were so many kind souls there. People offered the public cold bottled water, snacks and even small Bibles. That was completely unexpected but appreciated on a hot and humid day. This is the El Paso I know and love. We’ve always been hospitable and friendly in this city. That’s the El Paso way to live! I plan to help my community heal and do as much as I can in the weeks ahead.

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The candle I brought from home of St. Jude, the patron saint of desperate and hopeless cases. Pray to him and God when you need comfort and are in doubt of life situations. 

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Some people continue to show up and spew their political views there. This isn’t the place for it…whether liberal or conservative. We also went to a mural that was created in the last four days by El Pasoan Gabe Vasquez. This is located on Arizona Ave and Cotton in central El Paso. Khalid plans on having a benefit concert on Sept. 1 at UTEP. We’re EL PASO STRONG! Take care and I’ll keep in touch.   

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915 STRONG!
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EL PASO STRONG!

9 comments

  1. I agree, Jeff. It’s going to hurt for awhile still. It hurts when it happens anywhere. When it happens in your hometown, it’s a different kind of pain. I can’t describe it.

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  2. Thank you so much, Kim. We’re hurting right now but I know we’ll get through this in time. Also, thank you for sharing this post with your readers. I appreciate it a lot.

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