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Dec. 6 a night to honor those lost to homicide
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District Attorney General Lisa Zavogiannis is once again holding the seventh annual Season to Remember, a special night set aside each year to remember those who have lost their lives due to homicide.
The event will be held in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church, located at 200 West Main Street, on Friday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. The event is open to the public.
Registration will take place from 5 to 5:45 p.m. the same day.
“Continuing the Season To Remember program is very important to me. The purpose of this event is to remember and honor victims of homicide. In the legal world, that is how they are referred to but, in reality they are mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, brothers and sisters. Those victims are someone’s family. The loss of a loved one to homicide is a tragedy that no one ever expects. It’s a devastating event for which no one ever prepares. Faced alone, the loss can be overwhelming. It is my honor to give these families a chance to come together to remember the life of the one who was so very special to them,” said Zavogiannis.
The ceremony will follow a similar format as last year’s program. A wreath decorated with ornaments representing the victims will be displayed.
A picture slide show or PowerPoint presentation will be shown of victims. Names will be read and candles will be lit in memory of loved ones lost too soon to homicide.
If your family is one that has been touched by a homicide, either in our district or elsewhere, and you would like to participate, please contact Penny Medley, District Attorney’s Office, at 473-9572 as soon as possible.