EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The Border Network for Human Rights held a solemn procession Saturday to commemorate Dia de Los Muertos. They honored the 22 victims of the El Paso Walmart shooting and seven children who died in immigration custody in the last year.
The group says those who are remembered are all victims “of three evils that are destroying our country: weapons of war, hateful rhetoric, and white supremacy.”
Border Network for Human Rights says the event is meant to be a statement to those around the world that border communities are strong and safe because of its people and values.
Dia de Los Muertos is a traditional Mexican and Central American celebration that honors the dead by supporting their spiritual journey. In the Mexican culture, death is viewed as a natural part of the human cycle and the day is not seen as a day of sadness, but rather as a day of remembrance and celebration of those who have passed.