- Associated Press - Saturday, November 1, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Victims of the deadly Tucson shooting rampage that wounded former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords among others are being remembered with a special museum exhibit.

The Arizona Daily Star reports (https://bit.ly/1E8Af3v) that “El Dia de los Muertos: Remembering January 8th” will be on display at the Arizona History Museum until Jan. 15.

The exhibit occupies two rooms with one dedicated to the six people who were killed.

The other room showcases impromptu memorials that grew outside University Medical Center, Giffords’ office and the Safeway where the shooting occurred.

Curator Julia Arriola says the museum sorted through dozens of stuffed animals, candles and handwritten messages.

El Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a 3,000-year-old Mexican holiday that honors the dead over a three-day observance, beginning on Halloween.


Information from: Arizona Daily Star, https://www.azstarnet.com

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