9th Annual Day of Remembrance

(WILMINGTON, DE)- The Delaware Criminal Justice Council would like to recognize the 9th Annual Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims, hosted by the Delaware Victims’ Rights Task Force (VRTF).  The Day of Remembrance will be held at P. S. DuPont Middle School this Thursday, September 22nd. Doors will open at 6:00pm for memorial decoration and resources. The event will start promptly at 7:00pm.  Those who have lost a loved one to violence are invited to attend to pay tribute to their loved ones, visit with local resources and connect with local community groups that support families affected by violence.

Delaware’s Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims coincides with the National Day of Remembrance, an Annual event started in 1996 by the National Organization for Parents of Murdered Children (POMC). The mission of the Day of Remembrance is to pay tribute and honor murder victims and their surviving family members.   The event has several opportunities for families to memorialize their loved ones.   Those that come submit names to be read aloud during the event, memorials bags are available for people to decorate with the names of their loved ones and a Remembrance Tree, created in 2015 by C. Mercedes Walls, becomes a display of leaves and memories that people attach to her art.

For more information about this event please call The Delaware Victims Center at 1-800-VICTIM-1 or visit: https://sites.google.com/site/delawarevrtf. Follow Delaware’s Day of Remembrance event and talk about your own ways to memorialize your loved ones by using #De_Remembers.

The Day of Remembrance for Murder Victim

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016

Location: P.S. DuPont Middle School (701 W 34th St, Wilmington, DE 19802)

Time: Doors open at 6:00pm for memorial decoration and resources, Event starts at 7:00pm

Please view the invitation for this event: day-of-remembrance-2016

Anyone seeking more information information about the work of the Delaware Victims Rights Task Force, may use the following contact information:

E-mail: DelVRTF@gmail.com

Mailing Address: DVRTF c/o Victim Services 300 N Walnut St., Wilmington DE 19801

DVRTF is supported by the Delaware Center for Justice Member Agencies: Child Inc., Contactlifeline, Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Delaware Center for Justice, Inc., Delaware State Police Victims Center, Department of Correction, Department of Justice, Developmental Disabilities Council, Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, Dover Police Department Victim Services, Newark Police Department Victim Services, New Castle County Police Victim Services, People’s Place II, Sexual Assault Network of Delaware, Sexual Offense Support, University of Delaware, SOAR Inc., U.S. Attorney’s Office, Victims’ Compensation Assistance Program, Wilmington Police Department Victim Services, Victims Voices Heard Inc.