Borderland Florists Create Floral Tribute Honoring Walmart Shooting Victims
A group of anonymous florists from the borderland have come together to honor the 23 victims of the Walmart shooting that died a year ago on August 3, 2019.
August 3, 2020, marks the first anniversary of the tragic shooting that took place at a Walmart, where a lone gunman from Allen, TX armed with an AK-47 entered Walmart near the Cielo Vista area in East El Paso and opened fire shooting 46 people, killing 23, and injuring dozens more.
A group of anonymous local florists throughout El Paso, Juárez, and Las Cruces have come together to create a beautiful and unique floral installation commemorating the victims of the Walmart tragedy.
The volunteer florists’ constructed 23 life-size human silhouettes that are covered in moss along with preserved and dried colored flowers representing a garden. The 23 silhouettes will be displayed in different locations across the park tonight and tomorrow during the Luminaria Remembrance: Drive-Thru at Ascarate Park.
Ascarate Park will be lined with luminaries symbolizing the community’s path toward healing and a resilient future. The luminaria path will also include live music by local musicians, and attendees are encouraged to decorate their vehicles as a symbol of love for El Paso.
The floral installation and luminaria drive-thru is free and open to the public and will be on display today and tomorrow: