National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims set

Posted Sept. 07, 2011, at 10:48 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The fifth annual National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims will be held Sunday, Sept. 25, in Jewett Hall at the University of Maine at Augusta.

The observance, which will pay tribute to the hundreds of Mainers who have been murder victims, will run from 1 to 3 p.m.

Past event programs have included remarks from speakers including the governor, attorney general, Maine State Police colonel, along with leaders of victims’ assistance organizations and survivors of those whose lives have been ended at the hands of another.

The Maine Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children has provided support and prevention services for surviving family members of murder victims in Maine for more than 20 years and is working to create a permanent memorial monument for placement in Augusta.

The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. For information, call 277-3518 or 623-8642.