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A vigil honoring Uvalde victims to be held in Mission – Makeshift memorial up at city hall; residents urged to light up the city

A week after the tragedy unfolded in the City of Uvalde, Mission city leaders are hosting a candlelight vigil to honor the 19 children and two teachers who were killed in the Robb Elementary School shooting. The ceremony will be held Thursday, June 2 outside of Mission City Hall at 7 p.m.


The short ceremony will allow the public an opportunity to grieve together and honor the community of Uvalde. A makeshift memorial has also been set up outside Mission City Hall for residents to bring their keepsakes to the remembrance site.


As a sign of unity, the community is encouraged to light their front yards, porches, and windows with candles, twinkle lights, luminarias, or other lighting starting at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The lighting below the expressway overpass on Bryan and I-2 will be illuminated blue in unity with Uvalde.


The public is invited to attend the vigil and is encouraged to bring their own safe flame candles.



Who:               City of Mission

What:              Hosting Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Uvalde Victims

Where:            Mission City Hall Courtyard, 1201 E. 8th Street

When:             Thursday, June 2, 7 p.m.