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December 21st, 2009 By | News | Posted In: Social Justice, Human Rights, Financial Crisis

Homeless Memorial Day Marked

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People who died during the past year and didn’t have a home will be remembered today during a ceremony at Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine.

Homeless Memorial Day is an annual event usually held on the day of the year with the longest amount of nighttime hours. A national day of mourning, the local ceremony is sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless.

The event was scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the park, located at the corner of 13th and Race streets. It features a memorial fire in a barrel, the reading of names and lighting of candles for the deceased, singing, a brief homily and quiet reflection.

Organizers said the ceremony is a chance to mourn the national tragedy of homelessness and bring awareness to the suffering of the roughly 1,300 men, women and children who are homeless in the region.

 
 
12.22.2009 at 01:13 Reply
After the hard crisis suffered, some establishment are on their way to recovery. Most of their feedback are good, somebody says that they are increasing while some says they got big sales. People facing foreclosure that are renters, are in a far more vicarious situation.

 

12.22.2009 at 03:19 Reply
PJG
thank you for this article, kudos to citybeat for covering this event.

 

 
 
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