One A Day – 880 – Llamado de Paz (Call of Peace)
Lighting the Incense Burner
A few words before we go
Site of an attack near La Merced
Benediction for the victims
Procession towards the Cathedral
One of many flare ups
Solemnly, we continue
Keeping the flame
Crossing to the Plaza
Passing the preparations for Independence Day
In the Plaza – at the site of the second attack
Reading the names
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.