The 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.
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.