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Join us for the December 2 Memorial Concept Unveiling and Moment of Remembrance
Today marks the fifth anniversary of the December 2, 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino. On that tragic day, 14 people, including 13 County employees were taken from us. Many employees were wounded both physically and emotionally. Our first responders acted swiftly and courageously to keep us and our community safe.
The Board of Supervisors would like everyone to join us today in viewing a special presentation of the December 2 Memorial Concept Unveiling and Moment of Remembrance.
Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales discusses the work of the December 2 Memorial Committee and how the group made up of families and survivors, first responders and County staff selected an artist to design the upcoming Memorial project. Landscape architect-artist Walter Hood explains his vision of the project, and how he came up with his design, “Curtain of Courage.”
A timeline for this Memorial to be completed will become clearer by the early part of 2021. From now until then, Mr. Hood needs to work with the families and survivors on the creative process. The Memorial will be constructed on the east side of the County Government Center, 385 N. Arrowhead Avenue in San Bernardino.
Resources on how to cope with grief after a traumatic event are available on the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health website at https://wp.sbcounty.gov/dbh/mental-health-services/general/resources/