AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– Six years after a gunman opened fire in a crowded Aurora theater, a memorial stands to ensure that no one ever forgets the victims.
Twelve people died on July 20, 2012, when a gunman opened fire during the midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises.” A total of 70 others were injured and countless lives were changed.READ MORE: Second Body Found In Poudre Canyon After Devastating Flood & Mudslide
On Friday, the community gathered to reflect and pay tribute to the shooting victims at the new memorial near the Aurora Municipal Building.READ MORE: Colorado Boy Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries After Falling From 2nd Floor Of Town Center Of Aurora
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.MORE NEWS: New Wildfire Shuts Down Part Of I-70 Between Eagle & Gypsum
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.