Victims lost to violence honored on National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims

Victims who have lost their lives to violence were honored Friday as part of National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.

News 12 Staff

Sep 25, 2020, 9:51 PM

Updated 1,341 days ago

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Victims who have lost their lives to violence were honored Friday as part of National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.
Congress officially marked the day as National Day of Remembrance back in 2007.
Each borough held a ceremony. Many gathered at Domino Park to honor 20 people who have died as a result of violence in Brooklyn.
Each name read out loud at the park was followed by the release of red balloons for every victim in 2020.
Another event was held in the Bronx at Tremont Park where nine balloons were released into the air.
People say it’s an opportunity to remember those who lost their lives to homicide and honor their memories.
The NYPD and Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office tell News 12 that it’s a way to show the community that they care about every person and case they investigate.
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez says that for the families that have not received closure—it helps to show that his office hasn’t given up on justice.
Gonzalez says he has lost a
loved one to violence and knows the pain never goes away.
They plan to continue honoring crime victims but hope as the years continue there are fewer names to read out loud.


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