UTPB In Odessa Is Hosting A Sunrise Ceremony Remembering August 31,2019 Mass Shooting
Three years ago on August 31, 2019, everyone in the Permian Basin remembers exactly where they were and exactly what they were doing. On that day a madman opened fire across Odessa leaving eight people losing their lives and 25 wounded. The ages of those lost were from 15-57. Those wounded ranged from a toddler to 3 police officers.
The day will forever be remembered as one of the most horrible days in Permian Basin history. On that day and the days following we all came together as one to help each other heal. Now as we go forward, physical wounds have healed but the emotional and psychological scars were left with many forever. But also on that day and the days following we became "Permian Basin Strong"
On this August 31, 2022, the community is invited to "Shine A Light" at the UT Permian Basin Sports Fields Parking Lot near where The Bright Star Memorial will be built.
The University of Texas Permian Basin is honored to be home to The Bright Star Memorial outdoor plaza.
This beautiful landmark will be a place for the Permian Basin community to gather and reflect while enhancing the University’s campus transformation efforts which coincide with UTPB’s 50th anniversary. UTPB
The community is invited to gather at UT Permian Basin Sports Fields Parking Lot near where The Bright Star Memorial will be built. Parking will be available southwest of the soccer fields, located near Loop 338. The community is asked to wear yellow on this day and dedicate some time to engage in community service or random acts of kindness.
There are many ways to participate:
- Participate in the sunrise ceremony
- Pray or reflect at the site of The Bright Star Memorial
- Engage in community service or random acts of kindness
- Wear yellow on this day
You can also support The Bright Star Memorial by giving online or contacting the Office of Advancement at (432) 552-2800 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Naming opportunities are available for benches, trails, and bridges that will surround The Bright Star Memorial outdoor plaza. Visit the event page linked below for more information.
If you would like to donate, you can donate HERE!
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