The Uvalde community will pay tribute this Wednesday, May 24, to the first anniversary of the tragedy at Robb School. In this shooting, 19 children and two teachers lost their lives.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered Texas flags across the state to be lowered to half-mast Wednesday and invited Texans to participate in a moment of silence.
According to the statement, a moment of silence will begin at 11:30 a.m. in memory of the victims, survivors, families and loved ones on the first anniversary of the Robb school shooting. Flags must remain at half mast until sunset.
This is how fate is remembered
At 11:32 am, when a gunner entered the field, the members of the St. Philips Episcopal Church released 21 butterflies, one for each of the deceased.
21 bells were heard 77 minutes after the time that has elapsed until the end of the attack by the authorities of the murder.
At the same time, a group of people led by a surviving teacher stood in front of the city hall with orange flags. They, in turn, were called to change the laws on guns.
Then the mariachi came to the center of the plaza and played the song “Eternal Love”.
These are the other events that will take place this Wednesday;
- 11:32 CT – St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Butterfly Release (Church address: 343 N Getty St, Uvalde, TX) This happened at 11:32, minutes before the shooting.
- 12:49 CT – The Church of St. Philip the Bishop rings the bells
- 2:30 CT- The President of the United States delivers remarks at the White House
- 5:30CT – Uvalde Ministerial Alliance Community Focused Service
- 7:30 CT – Candlelight vigil at the Uvalde Memorial Park amphitheater