Today, we remember those who have lost their lives through violence and we remember the many loved ones they leave behind. Parents, children, wives and husbands, friends – all who will struggle with the untimely loss.
Today, September 25th, marks the annual observance of National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. This day honors the memory of homicide victims and acknowledges the resulting long-term trauma for their families, communities, and the nation. You can read more about it on the website of Parents of Murdered Children, which initiated today’s observance, and download a resource kit.
An observance will take place today in Houston at 6:30 PM at Hermann Square Reflection Pond 901 Bagby St. Houston, TX 77002-2526. Contact 713-392- 8236 for more information. In San Antonio, an observance will take place today at 7:00 PM at First Church of the Nazarene, 10715 West Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78213. Contact 830-981-9490 for more information.
TCADP has partnered with Murder Victim’s Families for Reconciliation to share the stories of Family Survivors – “Voices of Texas”. Learn more and read a few of them at http://tcadp.org/what-we-do/victims-outreach/
We ask that you keep all murder victims and their families and friends in your thoughts and hearts today, and always.