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20th Annual National Homeless Person’s Memorial – Washington DC: Commemorating the Lives of Those Who have Died While Homeless
WASHINGTON - December 21 - December 21st is the first day of winter marking the year's shortest day and longest night. For the past twenty years, people have gathered in the dark outside, this year after a record breaking snowfall attendees will gather at Union Station at 6:00pm in the nation's capitol. On this solemn day, to commemorate the lives of our bothers and sisters who have died, across the nation, while homeless.
National Homeless Persons' Memorial is sponsored by: National Coalition for the Homeless,
National Health Care for the Homeless Coalition & National Consumer Advisory Board.
This memorial seeks national attention to the sad and tragic loss of life, bringing special attention to the thousands of lives lost this year of those who died while homelessness.
Memorial sponsors encourage communities across the country to act and organize themselves locally. The National Homeless Person's Memorial will be joined by local commemorations in 43 states and commonwealths, as well as across Canada.
Your attendance & support is greatly appreciated. For more information please contact the National Coalition for the Homeless at (202) 462-4822 or www.nationalhomeless.org
Memorial Service Speakers
Neil Donovan, Executive Director, National Coalition for the Homeless
Fr. David Bava, Holy Redeemer Church, Washington, DC
Tom Goss, Singer/Songwriter and Church of the
Epiphany Welcome Table Choir
Dr. Janelle Goetcheus, Medical Director, Unity Health Care
Alan Banks, Homeless Speaker, National Coalition for the Homeless
David Harris, "Mirror Poem"
David Pirtle, NCH Board Member, Formerly Homeless
DC City Councilmember Tommy Wells (Ward 6)
Bishop Imagene B. Stewart
Mary Ann Luby, Washington
Legal Clinic for the Homeless
List of Locations Holding Local Memorial Events
In America (121 cities in 43 states and commonwealths) and Canada
District of Columbia:
Santa Rosa County
Hyannis (mock homeless camp and candlelight memorial service)
Jersey City (and 10 other counties in NJ are doing events according to its news release)
New York City
Salt Lake City