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Thursday, September 25, 2014


In 2007, Congress designated Sept. 25 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 event is to focus on the impact of murder on families, and communities, and ways to support and serve survivors.

"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

We, the comrades of Unit 1012: The VFFDP, will celebrate this observance every year on September 25. We will present this song from Tyler Ward, known as ‘Tribute’. Please see the lyrics and watch the video.

Today my heart was torn
Violence finally won the war
The crying and despair
Suffocating in the air

I cannot believe
The images I've seen
What else can I do?
But just pray for you

Cause we'll never really know
What you went through that day
And we'll never really know
All the right words to say
And we'll never really know
Why this took your life away
But it broke down my walls
And it helped me to change
Yes it broke down our walls
I hope we will change

Entire generations
Lost in this frustration
Is there hope for what's to come?
Will we raise a family or a gun?

It's breaking my heart
I'm falling apart
But I rest assured
I know where you are
You look from above
Please send us your love
Cause we don't understand

Tyler Ward - Tribute Lyrics

National Day of Remembrance 2013 video tribute

Published on Sep 26, 2013
National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims:

September 25th was established as a National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims as a result of unanimously passed resolutions by the U.S. Senate on October 16, 2007 (S. Res. 326), and the U.S. House of Representatives on May 14, 2007 (H. Res. 223). POMC believes that honoring the memory of victims who have been killed by violence and acknowledging the resulting long-term trauma for families, communities, and the Nation is an important way of promoting public awareness of the impact of violent crime and remembering our loved ones.

POMC Chapters and other organizations will be holding events around the nation to commemorate the Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.

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