Congresswoman Elaine Luria Reflects on the One Year Anniversary of the Virginia Beach Shooting

May 31, 2020
Press Release

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Today, on the one-year anniversary of the May 31, 2019, Virginia Beach shooting, Congresswoman Luria reflects on the lasting effects of the 12 lives lost in this tragedy and the resilience of the Virginia Beach community.

“May 31st is a day that changed our Virginia Beach community forever. Together, we grieved for those who lost their lives in this senseless shooting, kept their memories and legacy alive, and worked together to rebuild from this tragedy,” said Congresswoman Luria. “As the days, weeks, and months go by, I continue to be inspired by the acts of heroism during the shooting and signs of resiliency our community has displayed since that day.”

The City of Virginia Beach will be hosting a virtual memorial to honor the victims of the May 31st shooting. Memorial information can be found here.

Congresswoman Elaine Luria represents Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where she is the Vice Chair of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where she serves as Chair of the Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee.