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Memorial which honors victims of Dec. 2, 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino will open to the public on June 20 | News

The Curtain of Courage Memorial honoring the victims, survivors and first responders of the December 2, 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino will open to the public on Monday, June 20 at 8 a.m. outside the District Government Center at 385 N Arrowhead Avenue in San Bernardino.

The public opening follows a private viewing and unveiling ceremony held June 17 for the families of the 14 people (including two Fontana residents) who died in the attack, along with survivors, first aid agencies and other guests.

The Curtain of Courage Memorial consists of 14 individual bronze-colored enclosures in the shape of a protective curtain along the eastern promenade of the Government Center. The families of the victims chose the color of the glass for each alcove and personalized the phrase on each bench inside each alcove.

“The commemoration of the Curtain of Courage and the people it represents will be a point of reference forever for us to reflect on and remember what happened on December 2, 2015,” Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman said in a press release. “We will never forget the victims and the impact this had on our district. “This memorial is a reminder that hatred did not win and that our community kept us going through pain and tragedy.”

“Memorials offer us a place to remember, reflect and honor the lives of the lost. “I hope the Curtain of Courage also gives a little consolation to the families of those killed on December 2, knowing how much their family members continue to be loved, respected and valued in the community,” said the supervisor of second district, Janice Rutherford.

“On December 2, 2015, the county and our country as a whole suffered losses at the hands of those who tried to destroy us through hatred,” said 5th District Supervisor Joe Baca, Jr. “It did not work and it will never work. This memorial is a reminder that the foundation of San Bernardino is strong enough to overcome pain and tragedy like this. We will never forget the innocent lives that were taken this day.” and we will always hold them warmly in our hearts.This memorial will keep their memory alive and serve as a reminder that San Bernardino is strong enough to grow and move forward after a loss “We are SB Strong and will always be.”

Yvette Velasco and Isaac Amanios were the two Fontana residents who were killed during the attack on the San Bernardino Regional Center of Internal Affairs, where employees of the San Bernardino County Department of Environmental Health Services were holding a training activity. Also killed in the mass shootings were Robert Adams, Bennetta Betbadal, Harry Bowman, Sierra Clayborn, Juan Espinoza, Aurora Godoy, Shannon Johnson, Larry Daniel Kaufman, Damian Meins, Tin Nguyen, Nicholas Thalasinos and Michael Wetzel.

Following the incident, the Board of Supervisors led the formation of a Memorial Committee in charge of creating and constructing the memorial, which had a budget of $ 2.3 million. World-renowned landscape architect and artist Walter Hood was chosen to work on creating the Curtain of Courage Memorial with the contribution of the families of the 14 victims.

The quotas in the alcoves for the residents of Fontana are:

• Isaac Amanios – “Trusted man, involved father, man of the word”.

• Yvette Velasco – “… But for those who love, time is eternal.”

To see more about the Curtain of Courage Memorial, visit December.sbcounty.gov.

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