Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

POUGHKEEPSIE – On Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, Family Services’ Center for Victim Safety and Support will host an event to honor the lives of those taken by violence and to recognize the impact of homicide on surviving loved ones and the community.

In 2007, the U.S Congress established September 25 as National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.  The day honors the memory of victims lost to homicide and acknowledges the resulting long-term trauma for families, communities, and the Nation.

In the announcement of the event, Brian Doyle, Chief Executive Officer for Family Services offered “This is an opportunity for us to console and commemorate with those who endured unimaginable loss.”

Community members who have lost a loved one to murder and would like to have their name read during the ceremony or say a few words about them, they can contact Kathy Peluso, at (845) 452-1110 ext. 3138.

There will also be a Remembrance Board to display pictures of lost loved ones for those who wish to bring photographs.  There will be ribbons available for anyone who would like to write a memento to be displayed at the ceremony in honor of their loved one.

The event will begin at 3 p.m. at The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Pavilion on the Hudson at 75 North Water Street in Poughkeepsie.  The event will be held rain or shine.

For more information about the event, please contact Kathy Peluso, at (845) 452-1110 ext. 3138.

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