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A Boulder vigil following the March 22, 2021 tragedy

Community members and community groups have come together to hold vigils, memorials and other events to honor victims of this tragic mass shooting in Boulder on March 22, 2021.

Memorials

Temporary Memorials

A temporary memorial with the #BoulderStrong message has been established at King Soopers grocery store at 3600 Table Mesa Drive. The intent of the area is to honor the victims of that tragic day and to continue to provide a space for the community to come together and heal.

In June 2021, a temporary tribute space was created with an installation of fresh flowers, donated by King Soopers, to honor the victims. Local artists from The Makerie and Fawns Leap developed the installation concept and worked closely with King Soopers and the City of Boulder’s Office of Arts and Culture to bring it to life. The community was invited to naturally ‘dissolve’ the installation by taking a flower and giving it as a gift to a friend, loved one, neighbor or stranger. The intent was to acknowledge the ongoing support that has been demonstrated by the community throughout this tragedy.

Tribute items placed at the site between March 22 and June were removed for preservation by the City of Boulder and the Museum of Boulder, who have partnered to archive the tragedy for future generations.

Future Memorials

Development of a possible permanent memorial is anticipated to take several years of thoughtful conversation in partnership with the city, the Museum, those directly impacted by the tragedy and the broader community. Discussions are in the very early stages and there are no specifics on what a memorial might look like, how much it would cost or where it would be located.

Boulder City Council Declaration

On April 6, 2021, Boulder City Council issued a Declaration of Boulder Day of Remembrance to honor the victims of the March 22, 2021 tragedy.

Questions

Contact Noreen Walsh at walshn@bouldercolorado.gov with questions about temporary memorials, memorial artwork and volunteer support.

Contact Ryan Hanschen at hanschenr@bouldercolorado.gov with questions about long-term memorials.