Since 1990, people experiencing homelessness, advocates, activists, and other community members have used the Winter Solstice – the darkest day of the year – to celebrate the lives and mourn the passing of those who died homeless during the year. This year 51 people were mourned.
Homeless Persons Memorial Day will be observed in DC from Thursday, December 17th at 5pm through Friday, December 18th.
At the DC Memorial Vigil, fifty-five names were read of men and women who died in and around DC this past year while experiencing homelessness. It is Fifty-five too many.
Celebrate the lives and honor the memory of those who have died homeless in the nation’s capital this year. The Homeless Persons Memorial Day vigil begins on Dec.18, 6 pm, at Freedom Plaza. The service is on Dec. 19, noon, at the NY Avenue Presbyterian Church.
Written by Amber Harding
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The Legal Clinic honors the lives of all the men and women who have passed away while experiencing homelessness.