The First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, is taking on a new look to memorialize the lives of the 26 victims of a senseless rampage last week.
The church pews were removed, bullet holes restored, walls and stage were stripped down of their decorations and the entire room was painted white.
The only objects which remain in the church sanctuary are a cross at the altar and 26 empty, white chairs.
Each chair is accompanied with a rose and the inscription of a victim’s name.
Per Daily Mail:
The chairs have also been arranged in the spots where the victims were sitting during the Sunday service.
Mark Collins, a previous pastor at First Baptist, said constructing the memorial wasn’t an easy decision.
Some members had said they never wanted to step foot inside the site again, while others said they needed to see it.
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