Bowie High School Alumni gather to restore crosses of August 3 victims at the base of Mount Cristo Rey.

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A group of Bowie High School Alumni has come together from all over the country to touch up the crosses installed at Mount Cristo Rey, honoring the victims of the Walmart shooting that died two years ago on August 3, 2019.

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This year marks the second anniversary of the tragic shooting 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.

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 A lot has happened since that fateful morning took place, altering the lives of loved ones and our community as a whole.  And just as we were trying to pick up the pieces of that horrific day, the COVID-19 pandemic turned everyone’s world upside-down yet again.  

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Despite the setback, Bowie Bear High School Alumni from Dallas, San Antonio, Fort Worth, Virginia Beach, and other cities came together over the Memorial Day weekend. The group had initially installed the crosses in 2019 - honoring the victims of the horrific August 3 shootings at Mount Cristo Rey.

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Apart from a paint touch-up and adding new flowers, the group sadly added a new cross after the death of Guillermo "Memo" Garcia, the last remaining victim who lost his battle in April of last year.

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While El Pasoans will never forget the events of August 3, that day will forever serve as a reminder that we are a resilient community and will always persevere in the face of adversity.

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Thanks to folks like the Bowie Bear Alumni, our community continues to heal together, and I'd like to thank them personally for their heartfelt gesture.

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