One A Day – 880 – Llamado de Paz (Call of Peace)

Llamado de Paz. In memoriam. An event in memory of those that died in the grenade attack on September 15, 2008

Lighting the Incense Burner

Llamado de Paz. In memoriam. An event in memory of those that died in the grenade attack on September 15, 2008

A few words before we go

Llamado de Paz. In memoriam. An event in memory of those that died in the grenade attack on September 15, 2008

 

Llamado de Paz. In memoriam. An event in memory of those that died in the grenade attack on September 15, 2008

Site of an attack near La Merced

Llamado de Paz. In memoriam. An event in memory of those that died in the grenade attack on September 15, 2008

Benediction for the victims

Llamado de Paz. In memoriam. An event in memory of those that died in the grenade attack on September 15, 2008

Procession towards the Cathedral

Llamado de Paz. In memoriam. An event in memory of those that died in the grenade attack on September 15, 2008

One of many flare ups

Llamado de Paz. In memoriam. An event in memory of those that died in the grenade attack on September 15, 2008

Solemnly, we continue

Llamado de Paz. In memoriam. An event in memory of those that died in the grenade attack on September 15, 2008

Keeping the flame

Llamado de Paz. In memoriam. An event in memory of those that died in the grenade attack on September 15, 2008

Our “band”

Llamado de Paz. In memoriam. An event in memory of those that died in the grenade attack on September 15, 2008

Crossing to the Plaza

Llamado de Paz. In memoriam. An event in memory of those that died in the grenade attack on September 15, 2008

Passing the preparations for Independence Day

Llamado de Paz. In memoriam. An event in memory of those that died in the grenade attack on September 15, 2008

In the Plaza – at the site of the second attack

Llamado de Paz. In memoriam. An event in memory of those that died in the grenade attack on September 15, 2008

Reading the names

Llamado de Paz. In memoriam. An event in memory of those that died in the grenade attack on September 15, 2008

Sharing Reflections

Llamado de Paz. In memoriam. An event in memory of those that died in the grenade attack on September 15, 2008

Under the rising moon, a glowing close.

  • Llamado de Paz
  • Plaza Melchor Ocampo
  • Morelia, Michoacán, México
  • September 14, 2016
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This was a march in memorial for the victims of the September 15, 2008 grenade attacks in Morelia that killed eight people, injured over 100 and left a lasting mark on our city. For many, it is a event we would like to forget. But, there are (of course) families and lives that were changed by this terrible event and a lasting impression that Morelia is an unsafe place to live.

Our march started at La Merced on Madero, the site of the first attack and deaths. We continued down the street towards the plaza, picking up additional marchers as we went along. Our march ended at the site of the attacks in the plaza with a reading of names, benedictions, and reflections. I’m glad I went – I wish more could have joined us – but I know how hard a memory it is.

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