In 2007, Congress designated Sept. 25th as the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. Robert and Charlotte Hullinger, of Cincinnati, formed Parents of Murdered Children following the 1978 murder of their 19-year-old daughter, Lisa, while she was studying in Germany. The annual day of observance is on the date Lisa was murdered. The annual National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims gives us all the opportunity to remember those lost to homicide, and honor their memories. The purpose of this day of remembrance is to focus on the impact of murder on families, and communities, and ways to support and serve survivors.
If your schedules allow, please plan to attend the 2013 National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims Event sponsored by the Denver Police Department – Victim Assistance Unit, Denver District Attorney’s Office, Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA), Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Voices of Victims, Parents of Murdered Children and Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons (FOHVAMP).
This year’s event will take place on September 25th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the Denver Police Plaza at 1331 Cherokee Street Denver, CO 80204.
TENTATIVE Speakers (Invited but NOT YET CONFIRMED) include:
• Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, current Mayor of the City and County of Denver and brother of Karen Hancock who was murdered in 2002.
• New Executive Director of Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons, Robert Wells. Robert’s brother, Sid Wells, was murdered in Boulder, CO 30 years ago in a case that remains unsolved.
• JayAnn Sepich, mother of Katie Sepich who was murdered in 2003. The Sepich family’s tragedy resulted in the creation of “Katie’s Law” that involves arrestee DNA collection.
A final agenda will be sent once confirmed – Please accept this e-mail as a “save the date” request to place this event on your calendars and forward to anyone that you think may want to attend.
On behalf of all of the event sponsors and the planning committee, Thank You!!!!!!!!