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Car Wash Barn Giving Proceeds To Build Fort Hood Shooting Memorial

Scene from the 2009 Fort Hood Shooting ("Flickr - The U.S. Army - Taking cover at Fort Hood" by The U.S. Army - Taking cover at Fort Hood. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons)

Scene from the 2009 Fort Hood Shooting (“Flickr – The U.S. Army – Taking cover at Fort Hood” by The U.S. ArmyTaking cover at Fort Hood. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons)

The Car Wash Barn in Fort Hood, Texas, is giving all its proceeds from the month of November to a fund to build a memorial to the 2009 shooting at the Army base there.

According to the Killeen Daily Herald, the managers hope to raise $4,500, which would make it their biggest fundraiser ever.

“This year we wanted to do something for this community that would really benefit the people living here,” manager Ian Streckel told the newspaper. “We heard about the memorial and how it still hasn’t raised enough money to be built. We decided that was the fundraiser we wanted to do this year.”

Thirteen people died when a rogue soldier opened fire on the base. The Killeen Daily Herald describes the memorial to be built in honor of the victims:

Plans call for the memorial to be built next to the Killeen Civic and Conference Center and feature a circular, open-air pavilion. Around the perimeter of the structure will be 13 black granite columns, each inscribed with a victim’s name and likeness with a bronze sculpture representing aspects of the victim’s interests and personality.

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