This Memorial Day weekend, UCSB students and Isla Vista residents honored and remembered the lives of George Chen, Katie Cooper, James Hong, Christopher Martinez, David Wang and Veronika Weiss. The march started from Storke Tower, where a dance piece titled Not One More and an a cappella performance of “Amazing Grace” took place. Everyone was given blue LED candle tea lights as part of the Blunite IV campaign.

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Thousands gathers at Storke Plaza just before marching towards Isla Vista. Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus

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A cappella groups performing “Amazing Grace” just under Storke Tower. McLane Brown/Daily Nexus

UCSB students and vigil attendees solemnly walk past Storke Tower as they make their way to People's Park in Isla Vista.

UCSB students and vigil attendees solemnly walk past Storke Tower as they make their way to People’s Park in Isla Vista. Photo Courtesy

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Everyone was given blue LED candle tea lights as they marched towards Isla Vista. McLane Brown/Daily Nexus

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Students hold up blue LED candle tea lights as they walk towards People’s Park. Paris Cullen/Daily Nexus

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Hundreds of paper bags illuminated with blue LED lights were used to mark the path of the march.

Hundreds of paper bags illuminated with blue LED lights were used to mark the path of the march. Photo Courtesy

UCSB students, Isla Vista residents, and other attendees walk past hundreds of paper bags illuminated with blue LED lights, which were used to direct the route of the march.

UCSB students, Isla Vista residents, and other attendees walk past hundreds of paper bags illuminated with blue LED lights, which were used to direct the route of the march. Photo Courtesy

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Students and residents gather at People’s Park in Isla Vista. Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus

UCSB students, Isla Vista residents, and other attendees fill People's Park before the start of the memorial service to remember the six UCSB students who were murdered one year to this day. Photo Courtesy

UCSB students, Isla Vista residents, and other attendees fill People’s Park before the start of the memorial service to remember the six UCSB students who were murdered one year to this day. Photo Courtesy

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Chancellor Yang begins the memorial service at People’s Park. Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus

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Family members of those who lost their lives last year sit and wait before they speak. Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus

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Kelly Wang, mother of George Chen, speaks in remembrance of her son. McLane Brown/Daily Nexus

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Isla Vista residents created a memorial in front of IV Deli Mart (lower right) in remembrance of Christopher Martinez. Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus

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