Buffalo Holds Day of Remembrance In Honor Of Victims of May 14th Tragedy
6 months after the terrible act of domestic terrorism that took 10 lives, residents and officials of the City of Buffalo, and the entire state of New York, will pause to honor those who were impacted.
On Saturday, May 14, 2022, a gunman traveled across New York State and engaged in a racist-fueled attack against innocent people who were just going about their day at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York.
When it was all set and done, 10 lives were taken prematurely, 3 more had a number of serious injuries, and a community was left scarred.
Now, on the 6-month anniversary of this tragic attack, people all over Buffalo and New York State are gathering to honor the lives of everyone who was impacted by this mass shooting.
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Byron Brown, the Mayor of Buffalo, has asked residents and business leaders for their help in paying tribute to those who were hurt and killed.
All flags in the city of Buffalo will be flown at half-staff, and A moment of silence is being observed at 2:30 pm on Monday, November 14, 2022.
Residents and municipal employees have been requested to wear orange and many buildings and landmarks in Buffalo will also be illuminated in orange as a way to raise awareness around efforts to reduce gun violence in our communities.
It's indeed a solemn day for all of us, and I just acknowledge that this is the six-month anniversary, reflection. Now people reflect on what happened to our neighbors on that bright, sunny day on a Saturday that is forever steered in our hearts on May 14th.
-Kathy Hochul, Governor of New York State
Many churches and other houses of worship will toll their bells 13 times as well.