Remembering those lost
In 2007, Congress designated Sept. 25th as the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. Robert and Charlotte Hullinger, of Cincinnati, formed Parents of Murdered Children following the 1978 murder of their 19-year-old daughter, Lisa, while she was studying in Germany. The annual day of observance is on the date Lisa was murdered. The annual National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims gives us all the opportunity to remember those lost to homicide, and honor their memories. The purpose of this day of remembrance is to focus on the impact of murder on families, and communities, and ways to support and serve survivors.
Families & Friends held two events this year to recognize National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. The first was on September 25th at Boulevard Park in Bellingham, and the second was on September 29th at Martha Lake Park in Lynnwood. Those who have lost a loved one to murder shared memories, and supported one another in their grief. For Families & Friends Advocates it was truly an honor to share in the memories of those who have been lost. These events help remind us why we do this work. Click here to see more photos of the event in Bellingham, and here to see more photos of the event in Lynnwood.