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

By in Press Enterprise on December 2, 2017

By Brian Whitehead

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.

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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.”

  • William Youngblood and Sugar Yaw on Saturday, Dec. 2, left a Christmas tree and 14 stuffed bears at the makeshift memorial for the 14 killed in the Dec. 2, 2015, terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. (Photo by Brian Whitehead, San Bernardino Sun/SCNG)

  • Rosa Ortiz, left, and family members plant 14 American flags around an arrangement of flowers they brought to the makeshift memorial for the 14 killed in the Dec. 2, 2015, terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. (Photo by Brian Whitehead, San Bernardino Sun/SCNG)

    Rosa Ortiz, left, and family members plant 14 American flags around an arrangement of flowers they brought to the makeshift memorial for the 14 killed in the Dec. 2, 2015, terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. (Photo by Brian Whitehead, San Bernardino Sun/SCNG)

  • A wooden cross hangs from a tree near the makeshift memorial for the 14 killed in the Dec. 2, 2015, terrorist attack in San Bernardino. (Photo by Brian Whitehead, San Bernardino Sun/SCNG)

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