MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

Opinion

September 28, 2013

Remembrance day serves as a reminder

It is a shame that more than 100 people gathered at the Indian Capital Technology Center earlier this week.

The shame isn’t that they gathered; the shame is why it was necessary.

Those in attendance were taking part in Muskogee’s sixth annual Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. The event was coordinated with the National Day of Remembrance.

More than 100 people gathered to remember those who were killed by homicide.

“When someone is murdered, we can’t just file it away,” said Darlene LaCrone, who’s father was killed three decades ago during a robbery. “Everything in our life changes.”

It’s a shame that this group continues to grow.

What’s not a shame is the event itself.  It is a great support system for those who need it.

Family and friends told their stories, sang songs and shared how they cope with losing another.

Those who are victims of homicide always will be remembered by their friends and family.

Most of us do not know their pain. Most of us are unaware of the impact a homicide has.

This event serves as a needed reminder of those victims.

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