Halifax Health – Hospice and Victims’ Service Coalition to Host National Day of Remembrance Ceremony

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  • August 31, 2015
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WHAT:          National Day of Remembrance Ceremony presented by Halifax Health – Hospice and the Victims’ Services Coalition of the 7th Judicial Circuit

WHEN:         Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

WHERE:       SunrisePark, 1135 Riverside Drive, Holly Hill

DETAILS:    The Halifax Health – Hospice Traumatic Loss Program in collaboration with the Victim 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 them to remember, reflect and heal. 

    Speakers will include:

  • R.J. Larizza, State Attorney, 7th Judicial Circuit
  • Josh Wagner, Volusia County Council

Norma Bland, chief executive officer of Daytona Beach-based Citizens to Improve Race Relations, will read the names of the loved ones to be remembered.  Those who would like their loved one’s name included in the reading should contact Halifax Health – Hospice by September 11.

In addition, the ceremony will include a presentation of colors by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard and a Native American Ritual led by Jim Sawgrass of the Muskogee-Creek Indian Tribe.

After the event, attendees are invited to visit MiltHallmanPark located on 10th Street in Holly Hill.  There, the National Day of Remembrance will be further recognized throughout the following week courtesy of the Office of the Attorney General.  A banner has been placed at the park in acknowledgment of the National Day of Remembrance.  Pinwheels for each victim have been placed by the tree that was planted several years ago in tribute to homicide victims as an affirmation that they are remembered.

Participants are also invited to decorate and add a commemorative rock to the Healing Hearts River of Rocks at the Halifax Health – HospicePort OrangeCareCenter, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange.

For more information, contact Kimberly Beck-Frate by September 11 at 386.258.3237 or Kimberly.Beck-Frate@halifax.org

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