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<em><strong><a href="http://www.wearesurvival.org/" target="_blank">Survival</a></strong></em> will sponsor a luminaria-lighting and poetry reading Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Fairpark in Tupelo.
The Service will be from 6 PM to 7PM
The Memorial Service is in conjunction with <em>The National Day of Remembrance for Homicide Victims</em>, an annual event sponsored by chapters of Parents of Murdered Children (<strong>POMC</strong>) across the nation.
Luminarias will be lit to represent the victims of homicide and other violent crime in northern Mississippi and will stay lit to honor the surviving families and friends of the deceased.
The service will be a time to remember all the happiness and joy that loved ones brought into our world and to share experiences surrounding love and loss.
It is also a time to remind the larger community what has been lost as a result of murder and rightfully request <em><strong>respect</strong></em> – for the lives of homicide victims; the rights of surviving family members; and for justice under the legal system.
If you would like to read a poem or a story or have other ideas for this service please let us know. We also need volunteers to help set up the day of the event and to fill
luminaria bags with sand and candles.
Ribbons to wear on The National Day of Remembrance for Homicide Victims will be available.
For more information, to volunteer or to submit a poem or story, please contact
<strong><a href="http://www.wearesurvival.org/" target="_blank">Survival</a></strong><em> at (662) 869-7088.