WINCHESTER, Ore. -- A new memorial is in the works to honor the nine victims lost on Oct. 1, 2015, officials with Umpqua Community College said.
The memorial will be located on campus, right across from Jackson Hall. The space overlooks the North Umpqua River. Officials said the space was picked because it’s a secluded place for people to visit, reflect and remember while listening to the river.
There will be nine illuminated globes, representing each of the victims. They said the globes will be constructed from displays used after the events of Oct. 1.
“I’m excited about the new memorial," said Owen Cherry, a student at UCC. "You know, we have a new building -- they replaced Snyder with a new building -- and I thought that was going to be it. But I think it’s gonna be cool that they’re going to put out an actual memorial where people can never forget.”
It will cost $100,000 to complete the project. More than $55,000 was raised during the UCC Foundation’s annual Legacy Ball, officials said.
They said they’re currently fundraising the rest of the money needed for the memorial.
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