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REMINDER: NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR MURDER VICTIMS EVENT

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

National dayThe National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims is only a month away. This year the event will take place on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. This important day is a partnership between the Maryland Crime Victim Resource Center (MCVRC), Parents of Murdered Children (POMC) and the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC).

According to the MCVRC, “The 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.”

There are scholarships available for travel costs. You can find out more about those on the Parents of Murdered Children’s website.

National DAY1SCHEDULE:

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – “Supporting Survivors: A Forum for Discussion” – This portion of the day will focus on exploring issues that survivors face and helping to meet their needs.

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – CEREMONY – This will highlight the unveiling of the “Murder Wall” to honor victims’ memories. This is an exhibit provided by POMC, and will have thousands of victims’ names inscribed in the wall.

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COLD CASE: DEATH AT THE DOOR

Monday, August 30th, 2010
Judy Forrest (left) Kanika Powell (right)

Judy Forrest (left) Kanika Powell (right)

Kanika Powell’s case is a mystery to detectives in Prince George’s County, Maryland.  Sunday marked the two year anniversary since her murder. I met Kanika’s mother, Judy Forrest, last year at the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims in Washington, D.C. Judy continues to stand tall and is full of faith that the person who took her daughter’s life will be caught, and I share that faith with her.

Kanika graduated from Largo High School in 1998, and enlisted in the Army two years later. She served in Korea, and returned to her home in Prince George’s County after her tour. She then took on a job as a security contractor at Hopkins laboratory. Kanika was very private about the work she did for the laboratory, and would sometimes travel for days at a time to handle a work project before returning. Although Judy says she always knew where her daughter was going, Kanika’s family and friends were aware that she was not allowed to discuss what she did when she got there.

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NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR MURDER VICTIMS 2010

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

National dayThe National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims is only a month away.  This year the event will take place on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  This important day is a partnership between the Maryland Crime Victim Resource Center (MCVRC), Parents of Murdered Children (POMC) and the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). 

According to the MCVRC, “The 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.” 

There are scholarships available for travel costs.  You can find out more about those on the Parents of Murdered Children’s website.

National DAY1SCHEDULE:

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – “Supporting Survivors:  A Forum for Discussion” – This portion of the day will focus on exploring issues that survivors face and helping to meet their needs.

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – CEREMONY – This will highlight the unveiling of the “Murder Wall” to honor victims’ memories.  This is an exhibit provided by POMC, and will have thousands of victims’ names inscribed in the wall. 

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