‘The world is praying for them’: San Antonio artist creates memorial for Uvalde victims

UVALDE, Texas (KTRK) — Individuals throughout Texas are doing what they will to help the Uvalde group. They’re getting as shut as they will to Robb Elementary Faculty. You may see them cease on the gates after which give Texas Division of Public Security officers flowers, balloons, and candles to place on the memorial website.One other memorial on the town was designed by an artist who drove over from San Antonio.Proper off Primary Road, heading into Uvalde, there are actually 21 white crosses adorned with wings.”To me, that is sort of like an enormous, big hug to the group,” artist Belinda Benavidez stated.Benavidez stated she determined to show her anger, frustration, disappointment, and heartbreak into artwork by creating one thing in honor of the victims. A number of drivers spontaneously stopped to assist her arrange the crosses together with crimson, white, and blue flowers and flags.”I need Uvalde to know that the USA is standing with them. Not solely that, however the world is. The world is praying for them but additionally praying for motion. Hopefully, we do not simply stand by and ship our prayers. That is, I assume, part of this as effectively. We are able to ship our prayers, however that is having the ability to do one thing with out screaming and yelling on the politicians which can be doing nothing,” stated Benavidez.For updates on this story, comply with Briana Conner on Fb, Twitter and Instagram.
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