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1-year anniversary of Yountville veterans home shooting

YOUNTVILLE (KRON) - The town of Yountville held a memorial service on Saturday in honor of the three victims killed in shooting at a veterans home last year.

The pain from the deadly event that occurred on Mar. 9, 2018 has not gone away. 

On the anniversary of the tragic day, the community chose to commemorate the victims and their contributions to so many people rather than dwell on the loss of life.

Vice Mayor of Yountville Kerri Dorman said, "I'm here because I believe, that the memories we bring, are the seeds and the sprouts, that give us the roots to follow our commitment to the mission, the shared mission of not only those, whose lives were taken but those who survived."

The memorial was held in the town community center. 

The shooting happened at the Yountville Pathway Home and the facility was shut down last summer. 

Spokesperson for the Pathway Home, Larry Kamer, said, " it's been a hard year. It's been a year of figuring out the path of the Pathway Home."

Returning to the veterans home was too much to bare for employees and former residents, Kamer said. 

Losing Dr. Jennifer Gonzales Shushereba, Dr. Jennifer Gray Golick, and Executive Director Christine Loeber closed a chapter at the facility that Yountville won't soon forget. 

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