Signs will line Main Street and four Christmas trees will illuminate the District Attorney’s Office this month in remembrance of homicide victims.
The display is part of a program called Season to Remember, now in its 12th year under District Attorney General Lisa Zavogiannis. A ceremony for 40 murder victims who lived in Warren County was held last week at Park Theater, featuring former TBI director Mark Gwyn as guest speaker. An estimated 125 people were in attendance.
The murder victims remembered go back to the mid-1980s, but there is no timeframe to have a loved one included in the ceremony.
As an extension of the Park Theater program, there are currently signs along Main Street with the names of murder victims. Christmas trees featuring different colors are displayed at the DA’s office on the corner of Main and Spring streets.
Blue is in remembrance of law enforcement.
Red is for child victims. Purple is for domestic violence, and white is for all victims.
“The trees don’t have ornaments because this is not about decoration. It’s about recognizing our victims,” said Penny Medley, the victim’s advocate for the DA’s office. “The trees send a message in memory of these victims.”
The downtown display will remain until Jan. 1.