September 23, 2011 - Issue: Vol. 157, No. 143 — Daily Edition112th Congress (2011 - 2012) - 1st Session
NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR MURDER VICTIMS; Congressional Record Vol. 157, No. 143
(Extensions of Remarks - September 23, 2011)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E1704] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR MURDER VICTIMS ______ 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. ____________________