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September 12, 2013- Poughkeepsie, NY   On Wednesday, September 25th 2013, at 3:00pm, Family Services’ Crime Victims Assistance Program and Family Services’ Battered Women’s Services will host an event to honor the lives of those taken by violence and to recognize the impact of homicide on surviving loved ones and the community.

In 2007, the U.S Congress established September 25 as National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.  The day honors the memory of victims lost to homicide and acknowledges the resulting long-term trauma for families, communities, and the Nation. 

Sixteen people were homicide victims in Dutchess County in 2012 and 2013.

In the announcement of the event, Brian Doyle, Chief Executive Officer for Family Services offered “This is an important and solemn event that we hope will provide some degree of solace for those loved ones left behind in the wake of such horrific loss”

Community members who have lost a loved one to murder and would like to have their name read during the ceremony can contact Kathy Peluso, Crime Victims Assistance Program Coordinator at (845) 452-1110 ext. 3138.  There will also be a Remembrance Board to display pictures of lost loved ones for those who wish to bring photographs or drawings. There will also be ribbons available for anyone who would like to write a memento to be displayed at the ceremony in honor of their loved one.

The event will begin at 3 PM at The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Pavilion on the Hudson at 75 North Water Street in Poughkeepsie.  The event will be held rain or shine.

 For more information about the event, please contact Kathy Peluso, Crime Victims Assistance Program Coordinator at (845) 452-1110 ext. 3138.