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victims-compositeKDVRRemembering the Victims

Stories of heroism, zest for life and a birthday celebration that turned tragic emerged as family and friends spoke of loved ones killed in the mass shooting at an Aurora movie theater one year ago this week.

Almost all of the 12 victims were young — including a 6-year-old girl who had just learned to swim — with so much life ahead of them.

LINK: Read more about the 12 killed in the shooting

LINK: Tweets from people inside the theater after the shooting

Remembering the past & Moving on

Time heals wounds. Survivors of the shooting share their stories of moving on.

Alex Sullivan

Alex Sullivan’s family says they are working to ‘make a bad day better’

Aurora Mayor talks about his city’s recovery after the theater shooting

Aurora’s mayor talks about his city’s recovery after the theater shooting

Cousins keep promise even though 1 died in Aurora theater shooting

Cousins keep promise even though 1 died in Aurora theater shooting

Couple who survived Aurora theater shooting to get married one year later

Couple who survived Aurora theater shooting to get married one year later

One year later, community works to understand the meaning of Aurora

Community gathers at Aurora Day of Remembrance Ceremony

July 20, 2013

The city of Aurora has several events planned for Saturday July 20, 2013. City officials say they want a day full of meaningful remembrance and continued healing.

The day will begin with a community gathering at the Aurora Municipal Center at the Great Lawn. Gov. John Hickenlooper and Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan will both speak. FOX31 Denver will livestream the ceremony on KDVR.com.

Then from about 9 a.m. till 2 p.m., a series of healing activities will be available at the Municipal Center.  Also, residents are encouraged to volunteer for one of a series of community service projects that have been organized all across the city. The projects include painting an emergency shelter or  helping the Food Bank of the Rockies.

A look back at the events before the shooting and since

Locations related to the shooting