I hope you had a chance to participate in the Day of Remembrance on Saturday, July 20th. The day began with a community gathering and morning ceremony to honor and remember those whose lives were lost, survivors and their loved ones. The ceremony was followed by a variety of healing activities such as meditation and reflection, counseling, yoga and art and music activities. Groups and individuals also participated in a number of community service projects that took place around Aurora that day. I was proud to participate in the clean-up project at the new Freedom Memorial near the Beck Rec Center.