Odessa mayor discusses virtual events for one year anniversary of the mass shooting

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ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – The City of Odessa is putting together a series of events for the community as we approach the one year anniversary of the Labor Day mass shooting.

Most of these events will be virtual, David Turner, the Mayor of Odessa, said they still want people to social distance as we commemorate the lives that were lost and honor those who are still healing.

On the City Facebook page, West Texans can find videos by faith-based leaders in the community. People are also encouraged to share photos, art and stories using the hashtag ‘ATimeToRemember’ and ‘OdessaStrong.’

The City is also encouraging everyone to participate in their 32 seconds of silence at 3 p.m.

“It’s a time to remember, to think about those that we lost, the seven citizens that we lost. It’s also a time to celebrate the recoveries, it’s a time to be proud of your city and to know that we are going to continue to move forward. West Texans are fiercely independent but they are also some of the most caring people I’ve ever known,” said the Mayor.

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