A ceremony at 6 p.m. today in the Pony Express Pavilion of Mills Park will honor those killed and injured in the Sept. 6 shooting at the Carson City IHOP and encourage the community to move forward.
The focus of the "With Hope, Resolve and Strength, Carson City Remembers" memorial will be healing.
"This is about us standing up as a community and saying we have the strength to overcome that evil," said Sheriff Ken Furlong. "It's about closure. I think a lot of people will understand that."
The city was horror-struck Sept. 6, 2011, when Eduardo Sencion walked into the IHOP and opened fire with an AK47, killing four and injuring eight others before turning the gun on himself.
A tree will be planted in honor of those killed and injured, along with a monument erected in their honor. The ceremony will conclude with a butterfly release.