Outside Dallas City Hall Friday evening, people gathered to listen to music, hear speakers, and later that night, hold up blue lights in the darkness as part of the city's central tribute to the July 7 anniversary.
Throughout the week, various community events were held to commemorate the lives of five police officers killed by a gunman last summer as a peaceful protest concluded in downtown Dallas.
Here’s what some of those who attended Tribute 7/7 had to say about the ambush, the officers and the anniversary.
Dallas Police Sgt. Leticia Corral
"It was an attack on law enforcement. We just never want to forget."
"He'd give the shirt off his back and help anybody out."
"Our band played for each one of those funerals."
Rev. Michael Waters
"There is no greater honor that we can bestow upon all of these who have crossed over to the other side than to resolve the tensions and divisions that continue to plague us throughout our society."
Ana Perez is a KERA intern.