Serving as a permanent reminder of those who lost their lives during a mass shooting on January 8, 2011, a new memorial, The Embrace, will be located in El Presido Park in Tucson, Arizona. The memorial will commemorate the wonderful Tucson spirit that emerged following the 2011 tragedy, and remind future generations how we can all continue to build a better community through active participation. 

Watch the video below, courtesy of News4Tucson!

Check out some progress photos! Currently in its final stages, the new memorial will showcase a bridge, water feature, and artwork along the interior walls aiming to tell the stories of those involved in the tragedy and honor first responders and the community for their support. 

Follow the links below to learn more about The Embrace, its significance to the Tucson community, and the events of January 8, 2011: 

‘The Embrace’: January 8th Memorial Nears Completion | News4Tucson

January 8th Memorial | CHASSE Building Team