“Lighting the Path: Together We Remember.” How to Honor the Victims of the Virginia Beach Mass Shooting

May 31, 2020 Proclaimed Love For VB Day

Mayor Bobby Dyer issued this proclamation that calls for the flag of the City of Virginia Beach to be flown at half-staff in all City buildings and on City grounds from May 29 through sunset on May 31, 2020 and that names Sunday, May 31, 2020 as Love For VB Day.

Friday, May 29

  • Wear blue for remembrance
  • Place Forget-Me-Not display in your window for the weekend
  • Add the Forget-Me-Not social media frame to your Facebook profile photo for the weekend
  • 4:06 Moment of Silence wherever you are
  • Lighting the Path: Together We Remember Tribute installation at Building 2 and at Mount Trashmore Park (side of the hill that faces 264) through Sunday, May 31

Sunday, May 31

  • 4:06 Online Remembrance Ceremony
  • Leave your porch light on blue/white in remembrance

At-Home Activities for 5.31.2020

Honoring the one-year mark of a day that changed our lives and our community forever. We invite you to come together in remembrance and have created several at-home activities for you to do:

  • Wear Blue (the color of remembrance) on Friday, May 29
  • Plant Forget-Me-Not flowers
    • If you have a green thumb, plant some Forget-Me-Nots. They’re a perennial and will bloom year after year. In general, the meaning behind this flower is remembrance and love. We adapted it, creating our own version that includes elements representing the 17 victims and the community that surrounds them.
  • Window Displays
  • Leave your light on Sunday, May 31, (white or blue)
  • Social Media Frame:
      • Go to www.facebook.com/profilepicframes.
        • Search for “Love For VB.”
        • Choose the frame you want to use from the results.
        • Click Use as Profile Picture.We created Forget-Me-Not frames you can add to your Facebook profile picture. Or, use these links below to go directly to the frame

For more visit www.loveforvb.com