National Day of Remembrance


The Seventh Annual National Day of Remembrance
Wednesday September 25, 2013  9AM to 11AM

Mayor Carl T. Langford Park 1808 E. Central Blvd. Orlando 32803

Orlando's seventh observance of the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims was celebrated on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Participants wrote a personal message to their loved one on a purple ribbon at the beginning of the ceremony and then tied it on our tree at the conclusion. Ribbons will remain on the tree for 30 days. . 

Our speaker this year has had to endure the anguish of having a loved one taken in a homicide twice; first some 20 years ago when she was just a young girl and again a little over two years ago as a young woman. Sadly, both murders remain unsolved. She beautifully shared her journey from despair and disbelief to one of faith, hope and a new purpose in life. Our most sincere thanks go out to Leah for sharing her incredible story of survival with us. 

Our tree, a sturdy young live oak tree, was dedicated in 2007 to honor the memories of Central Florida's murder victims and to recognize the impact on the surviving family members. 

We would like to thank everyone that attended this year. Whether you came because you are a survivor or to offer support for those who are, you are what makes this Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims such a special ceremony. 

Sponsored by the Bereaved Survivors of Homicide, Orange County Sheriff's Office, Victim Advocate Squad and A Stable Life Counseling Services, (Supported by the Debbie Fielding Memorial Fund) laurie.mckenna@ocfl.net )