NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR MURDER VICTIMS; Congressional Record Vol. 157, No. 143
(Extensions of Remarks - September 23, 2011)

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             NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR MURDER VICTIMS

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                              HON. TED POE

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                       Friday, September 23, 2011

  Mr. POE of Texas. Mr. Speaker, on Sunday, September 25th we recognize 
the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.
  Murder extinguishes the hopes and dreams of tens of thousands of 
victims each year, and an untold number of fellow Americans now live, 
daily, with the absence of a loved one.
  Murder affects each and every one of us, and every community 
nationwide.
  We must all work diligently to prevent the violence that destroys 
lives and devastates families.
  A National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims offers Americans the 
opportunity to honor the memories of murder victims and recognize the 
impact of murder on surviving family members and friends.
  A join victim service programs, criminal justice officials, and 
concerned citizens throughout America to remember the tragedy of 
murder, honor the courage of survivors, and vow to do whatever we can 
to help survivors rebuild their lives.
  On the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims we reaffirm 
this Nation's commitment to respect as well as support crime victims' 
rights and needs throughout the year;
  And that's just the way it is.

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