AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– The dedication for the memorial honoring those killed in the Aurora theater shooting will be late next month.
Thirteen people were killed and dozens more injured in the July 20, 2012 shooting at the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora during the midnight premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises.”
The gunman, James Holmes, was convicted of 24 counts of murder and 140 counts of attempted murder. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
The monument is titled “Ascentiate” by sculptor Douwe Blumberg and was inspired by the “1,000 Cranes for Aurora” that was sent to the city from a community in Missouri.
Ascentiate has 83 cranes representing the victims and survivors of the shooting with the 13 translucent cranes in the center honoring those whose lives were taken.
Construction on the memorial will begin early next month and will be dedicated on July 27. The ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. at 15151 East Alameda Parkway in Aurora.
LINK: 7/20 Memorial Fundraiser