12/03/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/03/2019 13:50
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The 25th annual Season to Remember Memorial Service for families who have lost loved ones to homicide will be held Thursday evening, December 12th, at 5:45 p.m. in Centennial Park (the service will be held under a large white tent west of the Parthenon, just past the playground and rose arbor).
The memorial service, sponsored by the police department's Victim Intervention Program, the District Attorney's Office, Tennessee Voices for Victims and the United States Attorney's Office, helps families ensure that homicide victims are not forgotten during the rush of the holiday season.
During the service, which will be moderated by Demetria Kalodimos, relatives and friends of the victims will place Christmas ornaments on a tree in the Children's Garden in memory of their loved ones. There will also be a lighting of the Menorah to commemorate Hanukkah, and the Kinara to commemorate Kwanzaa. Since 1995, families and friends who have lost someone to homicide have come together to place Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa remembrance decorations/ornaments on a special evergreen tree.