AURORA, Colo. – Saturday marks the
seventh anniversary of the Aurora theater shooting
, which took the lives of 12 people and injured 70 others just after midnight on July 20, 2012.
The 7/20 Memorial Foundation hosted its annual Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony Friday night into early Saturday morning to remember the people killed that night.
“As July 20th approaches, we acknowledge the wide range of emotions that all who have been affected by the Aurora theater shooting are experiencing,” the group wrote in a
announcing the ceremony. “We would be honored to have the community join us in solidarity with other family members and survivors of 7/20/12 at our annual remembrance that continues to be a source of healing.”
A candlelight vigil was held in the reflection garden, which was followed by a procession of first responders after midnight.
These are the lives lost we continue to remember today:
AJ (Alexander) Boik
. AJ had just graduated from Gateway High School where he played baseball, said a family friend. Boik had planned on attending the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in the fall. His dream was to become an art teacher and open his own studio, his family said.
. The father of two served three tours in the Persian Gulf and North Arabian Sea between 2004 and…