DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE REMEMBERS THOSE LOST TO VIOLENT CRIME
The office of Knox County District Attorney General Charme Allen invites the community to join their team in observing Sept. 25 as the National Day of Remembrance for Homicide Victims. Gen. Allen explains that one of the most powerful ways we can honor those lost to acts of violence is to ensure that their names and memories are never forgotten.
“This national day of remembrance is a time to reflect on loss and to show our support for those left in the wake of violence. It is also a time to commit our efforts to do everything we can to address unnecessary loss of life in our community,” said DA Allen.
In collaboration with victims’ families from across the state, the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference (TNDAGC) has created a digital memorial as a tribute to the countless individuals our communities have lost to violent crime. This memorial includes both a video and an interactive state map with profiles of homicide victims from all over the state. Every victim included in the memorial was nominated by their surviving loved ones.
Gen. Allen encourages everyone to take time on Sept. 25 to view the digital memorial and to remember those we have lost to violent crime by reading the tributes their friends, families, and communities have shared about them. Additionally, General Allen will speak at Hope for Victims’ service at 6:00 p.m. at the City County Building’s brick memorial for homicide victims. The District Attorney General’s office will also be wearing purple ribbons as part of their observance of the National Day of Remembrance for Homicide Victims.
To view the digital memorial, please visit the TNDAGC’s website and social media accounts on the National Day of Remembrance for Homicide Victims.
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