One year ago, tragedy struck Dayton in a way that will remain in our memories forever. Over the past year, we have watched the city heal and rally together in the midst of a lot of trials.Today we would like to honor the victims of the shooting that took place in the Oregon District on August 4th, 2019.
- Megan Betts, age 22
- Nicholas Cumer, age 25
- Thomas “Teejay” McNichols, age 25
- Lois “Lola” Oglesby, age 27
- Logan Turner, age 30
- Beatrice “Nicole” Warren-Curtis, age 36
- Saheed Saleh, age 38
- Monica Brickhouse, age 39
- Derrick Fudge, age 57
We previously shared more information about the victims, and also shared a fundraiser we had attended.
This year, the City of Dayton is hosting several virtual events, which they have dubbed “Dayton Shines. These events are:
- Nine Minutes of Silence: A 9-minute moment of silence will be observed on Tuesday, August 4 at 8:04 PM.
- Memorial Photo Mosaic: A public photo mosaic of contributed pictures will be created as a memorial image. Per the website, to submit a photo:
- Take a photo of yourself, your family/friends, or something that represents how #DaytonShines (photos in a square format are preferred, but not required)
- Text your photo to: 937-230-7547
- Reply “yes” to the automated text response to confirm your photo entry into the mosaic
- Remembrance Candles: ADAMHS partnered with 1880 Candle Company to sell candles to be used during the Nine Minutes of Silence. Check the link for info to purchase the candles.
- Dayton’s Darkest Summer: Per the website, “Dayton’s Darkest Summer: The Rise from Tragedy is a 17-minute documentary about the tornado outbreak and mass shooting that devastated lives across the Dayton region during the summer of 2019.” The documentary can be viewed on YouTube here.
- Prayer Walk and Lord’s Supper: The walk will begin at the AFSCME Local 8 parking lot on August 2nd, at 2pm.
- The Facing Project: The Facing Project and the Dayton International Peace Museum partnered to write a book that is a collection of stories about gun violence in the Dayton community.
- Memorial Tree: The community is invited to place notes on the Memorial Tree, located on Fifth Street between the overhead crossing and Lily’s Bistro all day August 4th.