The two-year anniversary of the Walmart tragedy in El Paso is coming up and there will again be a beautiful luminaria display to honor the victims.

It's hard to believe it's been two years since an armed man walked into an El Paso Walmart, killing 23 people. The El Paso community became stronger and more united in the aftermath with all of us being "El Paso Strong." 2020 was a difficult time for our community and the entire world, with the coronavirus pandemic leaving the economy reeling and our spirits were broken from so much loss. This year has been about people and businesses rebuilding from the tough year and now it's time for us to remember and honor those we lost two years ago.

The El Paso United Family Resiliency Center (FRC), the County of El Paso, and the City of El Paso are hosting again the August 3rd Remembrance: Luminaria Drive-Thru at the end of this month.

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In true El Paso fashion, luminarias will be lit at Ascarate Park in a beautiful display to honor the victims on Friday, July 30th, and Saturday, July 31st. The luminaria pathway will also include the sounds and melodies of local musicians spread across the park. Attendees are encouraged to decorate their vehicles as a symbol of their love for El Paso. The event runs 8:30 p.m. to 10 11 p.m. on both days. Ascarate Park is located at 6900 Delta Drive.

You can find out more information about the Luminaria Drive-Thru at the Facebook Event Page.

You can also donate blood with Vitalant's El Paso strong blood drive the weekend of July 30th - August 1st, 2021. Stop by Vitalant and walk in, or make an appointment at

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