Halifax Health – Hospice and the 7th Judicial Circuit to Host National Day of Remembrance Observance for Local Victims and Survivors of Homicide and Traumatic Loss

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  • August 24, 2018
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – (August 14, 2018) –


National Day of Remembrance Ceremony presented by Halifax Health – Hospice Traumatic Loss Program and the Victims’ Services Coalition of the 7th Judicial Circuit


Thursday, September 27, 2018 – 6:00 p.m.


The Shores Resort and Spa, 2637 S. Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach Shores


The Halifax Health – Hospice Traumatic Loss Program in collaboration with the Victims’ Services Coalition of the 7th Judicial Circuit annually observe the National Day of Remembrance with a special ceremony in honor of the victims and survivors of homicide and traumatic loss as a way for survivors and loved ones to remember, reflect and heal. 

Local victims of homicide or traumatic loss will be acknowledged during the ceremony.  The family members or loved ones of victims who are present at the event will be invited to read their names. 

The ceremony’s keynote speaker will be State Attorney R.J. Larizza.  Other speakers will include Volusia County Sheriff Michael Chitwood, Ormond Beach Police Chief Robert “Jesse” Godfrey, and Assistant State Attorney J. Ryan Will.                

The program will close with a Native American healing ritual on the beach led by Jim Sawgrass of the Muskogee-Creek Indian Tribe and a performance by vocalist Michelle Marie.

Participants are encouraged to bring a 5×7-inch or smaller unframed picture to place on the Wall of Remembrance during the ceremony.  All pictures will be returned.

Participants are also invited to decorate and add a commemorative rock to the Healing Hearts River of Rocks at the Halifax Health – Hospice Port Orange Care Center, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange.  Rocks should be approximately 3×6 inches in size and decorated using waterproof acrylic paint and permanent markers.

Those who would like the name of their loved one included in the reading, or to RSVP for the event, should contact Dr. Kimberly Beck-Frate at 386.425.3339 or Kimberly.Beck-Frate@halifax.org by September 7, 2018.

Halifax Health

Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization.  Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks.  For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.


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