Our beloved Sun City has been through so much in the past year. As a proud El Pasoan, the news of the shooting on August 3rd shocked and devastated me. That morning, I had just gotten back from a vacation trip to Las Vegas- who also experienced their own mass shooting nearly three years ago. Ironically, while on vacation, I noticed signs everywhere that read "Vegas Strong" and thought to myself: "How sad," without realizing that just a few days later I'd have to be using that phrase to describe the city of the 915.

Just when it seemed like our city was healing, the pandemic hit us and we're now in uncharted territory. We had been dealing with the aftermath, trying to put our lives back together and now tensions have built over masks and social distancing. One year later, El Paso is once again dealing with grief and loss. But, that shouldn't deter us from being the great community I know we are.

El Paso came together once before, we were united more than ever. I know we can do it again and be the #ElPasoStrong community I know that we are. Safely, our community is holding some great events to honor the victims of the August 3rd shooting, Here are a few to choose from:

I'm extremely proud of how our city was united in one of our darkest moments. In times when we're all feeling low, let's look back on this and remember how strong our city came out, and revel in these beautiful videos that highlight exactly how #ElPasoStrong we are.










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