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Family who lost a loved one to gun violence makes five-hour drive to Uvalde

Barbara Walker stated she, her two sisters and her daughter hit the street round 5 a.m. Her grandson was shot to demise about a year in the past.

SAN ANTONIO — Now that the site visitors barricades have been eliminated and the realm round Robb Elementary is extra absolutely accessible to the general public, the river of mourners continues to flood the Uvalde space.

At noon Wednesday, as a massive group of Bandidos thundered up the road on bikes, flying their distinctive purple and gold colours, one other group, clad all in black, stood solemnly in thought. They had been a small group from the Eagle Pass Police Department, who paused to mirror on the overwhelming show of flowers and different tokens of affection adorning the doorway to the college.

As a lone horn participant stood throughout the road and shared sorrowful notes, a group of girls from Ennis, Texas added one other full set of markers to honor the useless.

Barbara Walker stated she, her two sisters and her daughter hit the street round 5 a.m. for the five-hour drive.

“Five hours here and five hours back,” Walker stated, including that the funding is effectively value their time.

Walker stated the household is aware of about shedding a loved one to violence all too effectively, as her grandson was shot to demise about a year in the past.

“I am a grandmother of 16 and so this was on our heart to do this. It’s such a tragedy and it’s something that’s hard to get over. It’s nothing you wish on anyone,” Walker stated.

The memorial they planted options a marker for every valuable particular person lost.  It contains handwritten personal notes and a quote from scripture wishing the households who are struggling a peace that transcends understanding. It contains a particular point out of the mothers who have lost their youngsters.

“We just hate it,” Walker stated. “I work for a school district too and that’s the most troubling thing, I work with little kids every day.”

“It’s a wonderful thing that this many people could turn out for such a tragedy.  It’s overwhelming,” Walker added, marveling on the measurement of the group that continued within the noon warmth.

“Spiritually, emotionally, physically, it’s just overwhelming,” Walker stated. “Violence is violence. It’s all wrong.”

With regard to the lengthy drive house, Walker stated she believed the ladies would spend their time in prayer and “crying all the way to the house.”

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