By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
San Bernardino, California: Remembrance ceremonies held and new exhibit opens on Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 in remembrance the of victims in the terrorist attack inside Inland Regional Center that occurred 6 year ago.
What was a gathering of people for the Christmas holiday season ended in triadically when an evil husband and wife, inspired by Islamic terrorist, stormed into a banquet room at around 10:55 a.m. PST on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015; and began shooting at the many innocent people.
The shooting took the lives of 14 innocent people and wounded many innocent people before the evil terrorist attackers were shot and killed by brave members of law enforcement.
The following are the 14 lives whose lives were taken away by evil terrorist attackers well inside the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California on Thursdays, December 2nd, 2021.
*** Remembering the Victims: ***
Robert Adams, 40 years old from Yucaipa
Isaac Amanios, 60 years old from Fontana
Bennetta Betbadal, 46 years old from Rialto
Harry Bowman, 46 years old from Upland
Sierra Clayborn, 27 years old from Moreno Valley
Juan Espinoza, 50 years old from Highland
Aurora Godoy, 26 years old from San Jacinto
Shannon Johnson, 45 years old from Los Angeles
Larry Daniel Kaufman, 42 years old from Rialto
Damian Meins, 58 years old from Riverside
Tin Nguyen, 31 years old from Santa Ana
Nicholas Thalasinos, 52 years old from Colton
Yvette Velasco, 27 years old from Fontana
Michael Raymond Wetzel, 37 years old from Lake Arrowhead
A remembrance ceremony held at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands, California where Shannon Dicus with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department gave the invocation.
California State University of San Bernardino held a remembrance ceremony in the Peace Garden, created in memory of the five alumni, all graduates from the university’s College of Natural Sciences: Robert Adams (public health education, 2011); Juan Espinoza (biology, 2002); Shannon Johnson (environmental health science, 2004); Yvette Velasco (environmental health science, 2013); and Michael Wetzel (biology, 2001).
In 2020, plans were unveiled for a new permanent memorial outside the San Bernardino County Government Center called “The Curtain of Courage,” comprised of mesh panels made of bronze and steel, and cast with colorful glass pieces.
The new permanent memorial, which is said to be completed in the Spring of 2022, will form 14 alcoves to enclose environments specific to each victim, and world-renowned landscape artist Walter Hood is behind the design.
In the mean time, the San Bernardino County Museum opened on Thursday a special preview exhibit about the December 2nd Memorial which the exhibit introduces the process and the artist Walter Hood and his design.
The special exhibit about the December 2nd Memorial is open through Sunday, December 19th, 2021.
May we all stand united with the families and friends of all the victims, and know that they will never be forgotten.
May we all also give thanks to the many brave emergency personnel and law enforcement officers and deputies who responded to the Inland Regional Center and even took down the evil terrorist attackers on that day.
Thank you for all of your bravery that day; rushing towards danger to save lives, protecting lives and taking down those evil terrorist attackers.
May we never forget, always remember and always stay #SBStrong (San Bernardino Strong).