City of Virginia Beach Announces In-Person Ceremony to Remember Victims of May 31, 2019 Tragedy


The City of Virginia Beach is conducting monthlong activities to honor the victims of the May 2019 Virginia Beach Municipal Center shooting.

New for 2022 will be an in-person ceremony for the community to gather and commemorate the lives lost and forever changed on 5/31.

The in-person, Three-Year Remembrance Ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, at Mount Trashmore Park. Limited seating is available in front of the stage.

Other free activities include A StoryWalk®, yoga classes and virtual moments of reflection. A Moment of Silence is scheduled for Friday, May 27, at 4:06 p.m., the time that the first 911 call was received.

Additionally, the forget-me-not flower will again be painted at Mount Trashmore and remembrance flags, featuring the Love For VB forget-me-not flower, will be flown at more than 40 locations throughout the city.

Social media frames and therapeutic coloring sheets are available on LoveForVB.com. Learn more here.