‘We will never forget’ San Bernardino terror attack victims, mourners say on second anniversary – Orange County Register

SAN BERNARDINO – William Youngblood and Sugar Yaw crouched at the southeast corner of Waterman Avenue and Orange Show Road on Saturday and planted a miniature Christmas tree in the dirt.

Around it, they placed 14 stuffed bears.

On the second anniversary of the Dec. 2, 2015, terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center, several members of the community stopped by the makeshift memorial to remember the 14 who lost their lives.

And while neither Youngblood nor Yaw knew the victims, “This is home,” Youngblood said. “I was born here, raised here. These people are like part of my family.”

Youngblood, 55, choked back tears discussing how the tragedy affected him then and still affects him now. Before leaving, he sobbed in Yaw’s arms.

“The hatred in the world needs to stop,” he said. “It pains my heart to see all this cruelty in the world. It’s wrong. It’s ridiculous.”

Those who stopped at the memorial Saturday were commemorating the victims shot and killed…

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