Upland Healing Grove Memorial to Honor San Bernardino Terrorist Attack Victims

November 30, 2016

By Sid Robinson

Harry “Hal” Bowman, one of 14 people who lost their lives in the tragic San Bernardino terrorist attack on Dec. 2, 2015, will be honored along with all of the attack’s victims and survivors in a new Healing Grove Memorial in Upland.

The planting ceremony by the Incredible Edible Community Garden will take place at San Antonio Park in Upland on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m. The memorial is one of a series of tree plantings by IECG to pay tribute to victims and survivors of last December’s terrorist attack. 

"This planting is about bringing the community together in memory of Hal and those we lost," said Mary Petit said, co-executive director of IECG. “We come together for peace and healing.”

The public is invited to bring gloves and shovels to help plant trees and support Bowman’s family and the attack survivors.

"For many, this memorial and others like it will help cope with the pain and shock that our community has gone through," said Eleanor Torres, IECG’s other co-executive director.

The Incredible Edible Community Garden is a San Bernardino County-based urban forestry and community garden nonprofit organization focused on strengthening neighborhoods with community gardens and agroforestry projects.

San Antonio Park is located on North Mountain Avenue at 24th Street in Upland.

For more information, contact Torres at (909) 499-9733 or etorres@3i-s.com and visit www.iecgarden.org.