The shooting that took place the previous week at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, claimed the lives of 19 students and two teachers.
Uvalde, Texas, a city in Texas, is working hard to put the sadness of a school shooting that occurred there a week ago behind them. 19 students and two teachers lost their life as a result of the incident. The city is attempting to get past the situation.
Even President Joe Biden, who was in town on Sunday to attend mass with the families and meet with first responders and state leaders, has expressed his sympathy for the tragedy that has befallen the community.
Throughout the weekend, thousands upon thousands of people went to the central plaza of the town to worship and pray for their health.
According to San Antonio-based Nick Molino, “We are here to bring light to Uvalde,” he continued. As the song says, “We’re here to lift people and remind them that Jesus is always with them.”
One of the thousands of children who have attended the town square’s temporary monument is Rikki Barrera, a 4th grader from a surrounding city. She tells me she’s trying to grasp how many individuals her age were killed.
Because they were just finishing up high school and getting their lives started, “Barrera continues, “it’s dreadful.”
There has been a four-fold increase in size since Tuesday in the monuments at Robb Elementary and on the town square. Country Garden & Seed, a local flower shop, provides many of the flowers for this event. The owner, Yolanda Moreno, believes this tragedy is all about her and her family.
Because Moreno has been crafting flowers for his family ever since their birth, the loss is very terrible for him because of this commitment. “We start making flowers for the first birthday celebration of the child as soon as the infant is born. When they graduate from preschool, we give them flowers as a token of our appreciation. When it’s time for the father-daughter dance at the Robb school, we make flowers. Each of us is experiencing the agony.”