Uvalde Massacre Victim to Be Honored with Park Bench and Plaque


SAN ANGELO, TX — A child killed in the Uvalde school massacre will be honored with a plaque at Kid’s Kingdom, a City of San Angelo Park. Uziyah Garcia, know to family and friends as simply “Uzi”, will be honored with a plaque and a memorial park bench donated by Kona Ice.

Suzanna Valenzuela invited the news media to an unveiling of the plaque and bench on October 22 at 10 a.m.

Valenzuela, who is acquainted with Uzi’s father who lives in San Angelo, said, “Uzi’s father had fond memories of the spot.  He and his children, including Uzi when it would snow would play in the snow and roll down the hill at the Visitor Center directly in front of the memorial plaque and bench.”

Uzi was victim of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. Nineteen children and two adults were killed by a gunman on May 24. It was the deadliest shooting ever at a Texas public school.

Uzi and his siblings, who had been living with his grandparents in San Angelo, had moved to Uvalde before the start of the 2021 Fall school semester to live with Uzi's half-aunt, Nikki Cross. Uzi was 10 years old when he was killed.

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