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US El Paso Walmart offers glimpse at memorial for mass shooting victims, reopening pushed back

08:40  30 october  2019
08:40  30 october  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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El Paso Walmart offers glimpse at memorial for mass shooting victims , reopening pushed back . An East Side Walmart closed after the violence of the Aug. 3 attack will open on Nov. 14. Store officials have revealed the concepts for a memorial .

The Walmart where 22 people were killed and dozens others were injured in a mass shooting will reopen . “Our goal is to establish a memorial that honors the victims , recognizes the binational relationship between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, and celebrates the strength of the El Paso

EL PASO, Texas - The reopening of a Texas Walmart closed after the violence of the Aug. 3 mass shooting has been pushed back, but the store has revealed its vision for a memorial that will be open to the public.

The Walmart will open at 9 a.m. Nov. 14, shortly after store associates have a small meeting inside the store.

Todd Peterson, vice president of Walmart and regional general manager, said it won't be a celebratory event, but will be one that unveils the renovation and external work done on the store.

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The El Paso Walmart where 22 people were killed and dozens others were injured in a mass shooting will reopen in the next few months, officials said Thursday. “Nothing will erase [the] pain of Aug. 3 and we are hopeful that re - opening the store will be another testament to the strength and resiliency.

Twenty two people died in a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso , Texas on Saturday. Seven victims were Mexican nationals. Local hospitals have confirmed that they’ re treating more than 20 victims of the shooting , the Associated Press reported.

Peterson made the announcement and revealed the plans during Tuesday's City Council meeting.

Walmart also plans a memorial it calls "The Grand Candela," which will emit a beam of light at the southern side of the property. It'll be surrounded by decorative metal fencing to commemorate the events of Aug. 3.

a group of palm trees on the side of a road: Concept of a planned memorial for the victims of the Aug. 3 mass shooting at the Cielo Vista Walmart.© Courtesy of Walmart Concept of a planned memorial for the victims of the Aug. 3 mass shooting at the Cielo Vista Walmart.

The attack resulted in the death of 22; 25 were injured during the shooting.

Plans for the memorial are to emulate candles. They'll be built out of 22 individual perforated aluminum arcs grouped into one, single 30-foot candela that "will stand as a tribute to each of the lives lost on August 3 and a testament to the light of hope that radiates from the El Paso community,” Walmart vice president and regional general manager Todd Peterson said in a news release.

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“We are grateful to be part of such an incredible community that when faced with tragedy has responded with unity, compassion and love,” Peterson said at the council meeting.

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Work on the 30-foot structure will take four to six weeks to complete, according to Walmart officials. Construction on the foundation for the memorial has already begun. It will be the anchor of a plaza on the southern side of the store's parking lot and will be enclosed by metal fencing and include landscaping of native and adaptive plants.

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This article originally appeared on El Paso Times: El Paso Walmart offers glimpse at memorial for mass shooting victims, reopening pushed back

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