Jul 30, 2010

National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims 2010

The 4th Annual National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims will be held the afternoon (exact time TBA) of Saturday, September 25th, 2010, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, co-hosted by the National Organization of Parents Of Murdered Children, Inc. (POMC) and Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Inc. (MCVRC).

Professionals from homicide support organizations from around the nation will join with those who have lost a loved one to homicide for "Supporting Survivors: A Forum for Discussion” to explore issues survivors face and ways the victim services and allied fields can effectively meet the needs of survivors. The day will culminate with the ceremonial unveiling of the “Murder Wall…Honoring Their Memories,” a powerful exhibit provided by POMC inscribed with the names of thousands of murder victims.

This event honors the lives of those taken by violence; publicly recognizes the impact of homicide on their surviving family members and friends; and pays tribute to those organizations that work with and provide services to survivors of homicide victims. Remember. Remind. Respect.

For more information on this FREE event/RSVP, go to http://dayofremembrance.eventbrite.com