National Day of Remembrance Brings Comfort & Solace
The Greater Portland Chapter is proud to announce that even after a morning of rain, people came out to support and remember those who had lost loved ones to homicide. The rain stopped just before the beginning of the program for the "September 25th Day of Remembrance for Homicide Victims". The sun even came out as well.
POMC is thankful for the outstanding help from the staff at Mountain View Cemetery. Under their manager, they did an outstanding job of having the area shining and looking "picture perfect". We are also thankful to BCT, Shari's Restaurant, Pioneer Rental, Costco, Starbucks, Meg Garvin, Oregon City Police Department, and Anna-Marie Wood for helping make it a day to honor those whose lives have been so cruelly taken away.
We are also excited that we are getting closer to building our additional Memorial Wall behind the memorial already built. The memorial has proved its importance to the many members who visit it daily. It is the only memorial in the Northwest that honors victims of homicide. We are so grateful to the City of Oregon City to allow us to build our memorial in such a historic cemetery that is so well kept.
Article written by Mary Elledge, Chapter Leader, Greater Portland Area