National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims September 25th
Please Join Us Saturday, September 25th (Raindate September 26) 11 am ~ 3pm Mineral Spring Park S. 19th Street, Reading 19606 (Behind East Ends Athletic Assn.) Berks County, PA
We Remember... Because No one Should Forget
Remember Our Victims
Learn more about the Remembrance Quilt in memory of murder victims
Memory squares of fabric in honor of murder victims are being sewn together by family and friends creating a Remembrance Quilt. If you would like to share a memory of a murder victim, please see the information listed on the quilt page.
Special Thanks to Sheila Andrien for taking and sharing these photos with us. Please visit her web site as she continues to inspire others of hope through her poetry, kindness and book 'Straight Up Hope' http://www.straightuphope.com/home.html
Pastor Carol Kehler, St. Paul's Lutheran Church - Inspiration
Participants are asked to bring a picture and pair of shoes for our 'Walk a Day in our Shoes' display.
Berks County Commissioners workshop meeting September 14, 2010
The City of Reading Proclamation
Wahington D.C. events scheduled for Day of Remembrance 2010
Remember the requirements of laws and benefits of services to survivors.
Remind the benefits of appropriate treatment of survivors and their need for justice.
Respect following the law and understanding the need for full compliance of comprehensive rights & services for survivors.
Article dated 9/20/2010
Picnic, vigil aim to raise awareness of violent crime National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims
Report dated 9/25/2010
National Day Of Remembrance
Participants in the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims held by Years of Tears join hands Saturday at Mineral Spring Park in Reading.
Anita Miller, whose nephew Brian S. Frymoyer was slain in 2006, during the Years of Tears ceremonies Saturday in Mineral Spring Park.
Cindy Schildt speaking during the Day of Remembrance on 'Respect'
Shelia Andrien speaking during Day of Remembrance on 'Hope'
Wishing you were here. Miss You
YOT members left to right; Cindy Schildt, Tina Stief, Brenda Cullen, Irene Frymoyer, Tarran Holt
Honoring Murder Victims and Their Families
September 25, 2007 marked the first National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims
to honor the memories of murder victims and recognize the impact of homicide on surviving family members and loved ones.
Year after year, murder extinguishes the hopes and dreams of thousands of Americans. Since the year 2000, more than 113,000 persons have been murdered in the United States. For all these murder victims, there are untold numbers of mothers, fathers, children, brothers, sisters, friends, co workers and neighbors whose lives are forever altered by the tragedy and horror of losing a loved one.
After the initial shock of the death and newslines fade away, family members often struggle alone with their loss and become overwhelmed with the devastating experience of picking up the pieces.
The National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims sends a powerful message to these individuals that we as a Nation, remember their tragedy, honor their courage, and vow to do whatever we can to help them rebuild their lives.
The National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims also reminds us that murder impacts each and every one of us, and every community nationwide. This day calls us to work diligently to prevent the violence that destroys lives and devastates families.
"So long as we live, they too shall live and love for they are a part of us as we remember them." - Gates of Prayer
National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims 2010
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2009 Day of Remembrance
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Mineral Spring Park South 19th Street Behind East Ends Athletic Assoc. Reading, PA 19606
Mineral Spring Park
Many killings from years gone by, the crime has faded from the public's memory. But at least one day of the year we are asked not to forget these tragedies.
Light a candle in memory of a murder victim. Please remember their family, friend's and all whom have been touched by homicide..
"To the living we owe respect. To the dead we owe the truth." Voltaire
National Remembrance Day Survey
In commemoration of the National Day of Remembrance, The National Organization Parents Of Murdered Children, Inc. and the Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Inc. are sponsoring a national, online survey to hear from survivors, justice officials, crime victim advocates and concerned community members about three areas that affect survivors of murder victims: family relationship dynamics following a homicide; the roles of law enforcement and prosecutors; and survivors of homicide victims;, and services for and rights of survivors that can assist in seeking justice.
Please visit the survey listed below and share your thoughts and feelings.