ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) – Organizers of a national gun violence memorial will stop in New Mexico’s largest city to collect items from families who have lost loved ones.
The rally, planned for early November, is taking place as Albuquerque marks another year of record murders and ongoing crime. The mayor signed an executive order last week creating a task force to focus on gun violence.
Angel Alire is one of those mothers who want their children to be remembered as part of the national monument. The memorial on display in Washington DC consists of numerous glass cases, each depicting a person. Further collection campaigns are planned in Massachusetts and New York.