JAN. 8 ANNIVERSARY: Memorials ensure those lost will never be forgotten

JAN. 8 ANNIVERSARY: Tucson's Tribute and Transformation

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Those killed in the Jan. 8 shooting may be gone, but they will never be forgotten.

Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Park near Shannon and Magee roads in Tucson is just one of several memorials across the country dedicated to permanently honoring the families impacted by the shooting.

A field at James Kreigh Park in Oro Valley is also dedicated to Christina, who was an avid baseball player.

Phyllis Schneck’s family dedicated a bench in her honor near their New Jersey lake house.

To honor late judge John Roll, the federal courthouse in Yuma bears his name. Roll had just signed off on the courthouse design before he was killed.

You can see a bust statue of him also at the federal courthouse in Tucson.

Southern Arizonans can enjoy a hike at the trail in Vail named in honor of Gabe Zimmerman, who loved to hike and enjoyed the outdoors.

Zimmeran also loved to run, and the Beyond Foundation has held events in his honor

In Green Valley, there are two benches, a Palo Verde tree and a boulder with a plaque near Continental Road and Park Centre in memory of Zimmerman.

The plaque reads “Gabe Zimmerman .. he served Green Valley with compassion and kindness.”

His memory is also alive in D.C. Arizona Representatives David Schweikert and Debbie Wasserman Schultz introduced legislation to rename the capitol visitor center to the Gabe Zimmerman meeting room.

“A couple occasions where you have new members of Congress and you’re explaining who Gabe was as we’re racing to that room for a meeting,” said Schweikert. “I think that’s one of the reasons why it had a certain elegance.”

The room was the first to be dedicated to a staff member.

A plaque inside reads that Zimmerman was a “committed public servant -- friend to all.”

“It draws your attention when you come in the room and really is a way to be able to make sure people know the work that he did, what he stood for,” Wasserman Schultz said.

There is also a memorial scholarship at the University of California-Santa Cruz, where Zimmerman went to college.

Inside, families are provided food and a comfortable place for community members to connect.

At the Arizona Historical Society, there is a room in their “resilience” exhibit that’s dedicated to the Jan. 8 shooting.

It includes candles, signs and other items left at makeshift memorials across the city after the tragedy.

To honor those we’ve lost, as well as the survivors, there is a plaque where the shooting took place outside a grocery store at Ina and Oracle.

The sign reads “The Tucson tragedy we shall never forget.”

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