7/20 Memorial Garden will honor victims of theater shooting

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AURORA, Colo. --A big week is coming up in the Aurora theater shooting trial.

On Tuesday, closing arguments will be presented and the jury will deliberate hundreds of hours of testimony.

When the verdict will come down is unclear, but there is one sure thing: Victims and their families will finally turn the page and move on from a lengthy and grueling trial.

"I think it's more of a chapter closing," Megan Sullivan said.

Sullivan's brother, Alex, was one of the 12 people killed three years ago.

"I don't think it's a matter of moving on and forgetting where you came from and forgetting what happened," she said.

Sullivan is seeking additional donations for the 7/20 Memorial Garden. The 7/20 Memorial Foundation, in partnership with the city of Aurora, will honor those whose lives were lost or changed forever because of the tragic events of July 20, 2012.

The 7/20 Memorial Garden will be included as part of the planned, phased expansion of the current Aurora Municipal Center xeriscape garden located at East Alameda Parkway and Chambers Road.

"I think it's important for people to hear there stories and see how something just like a garden can help even more," Sullivan said. "The reflection memorial garden will allow the community to come together to remember our loved ones and those individuals whose lives have been forever changed."

The city of Aurora will build the garden, while the memorial foundation and committee is focused on adding special features such as artwork and benches.

The 7/20 Memorial Foundation has raised more than $16,000 but more donations are needed.  You can make a donation on online.

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