“Uvalde Remembers: Victims Group Holds Vigil on One-Year Commemoration”

On Wednesday, Lives Robbed, a group committed to supporting the Uvalde mass shooting victims’ families and advocating for gun control, will host a vigil at 7:30 p.m. in Uvalde Memorial Park. The group has stated that the event is open to the public and will include a butterfly release to commemorate the children and adults perished at Robb Elementary a year ago.

Prior to this public vigil, however, the families of the victims will have their own private gathering at the Uvalde Civic Center, including a mural walk. Lives Robbed was established by the victim’s loved ones after the tragic shooting occurred on May 24, 2022. The group’s primary aim is to achieve legislative change at both the federal and state levels, reducing gun violence and promoting common-sense gun laws.

To achieve this vision, Lives Robbed is collaborating with other gun violence prevention organizations and backing gun sense candidates for state office. Additionally, the organization engages in dialogues on these issues with lawmakers and endorses common-sense laws.

Meanwhile, Uvalde officials have confirmed that there are no sanctioned events for the week of May 24. Furthermore, the Uvalde City Council meeting, which was regularly scheduled for May 23, is canceled. Beginning at 6 p.m. this day, around the Uvalde Main Plaza, the Healing Uvalde Murals, the Civic Center parking lot, and Robb Elementary School, no parking will be permitted.

Uvalde leaders recommend visiting the Uvalde Together Resiliency Center, which offers counseling and mental health resources, in response to the significant challenges survivors may be experiencing.

One year has passed since the gunman entered a classroom at Robb Elementary and killed 19 children and two adults, with the memory of that tragic day still deeply affecting residents to this day. Nevertheless, due to organizations like Lives Robbed, survivor resources in Uvalde, and the community’s perseverance, hope and progress are possible.

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