Day of Remembrance 2016

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WHEREAS, in 2007, the U.S. Congress declared that September 25th of every year be designated as a “National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims”; and

WHEREAS, the devastating impact of murder in America has far- reaching effects on individuals, families, Communities and our nation as a whole; and

WHEREAS, the families of murder victims face immediate, short- term and lasting consequences that have a profound effect on them- emotionally, financially, physically, socially, and spiritually; and

WHEREAS, the National Organization of Murdered Children, Inc., has, since 1978, provided vision and leadership to our nation to help identify and address the needs of families of murder victims; and

WHEREAS, the National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children believes that honoring the memory of victims who have been killed by violence and acknowledging the resulting long-term trauma for families, communities and the nation is an important part of promoting public awareness of the impact of violent crime and remembering our loved ones; and

WHEREAS, the Delaware County Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. has provided support and services to families of murder victims, and has worked toward justice and societal reforms that reflect and respect the rights and needs of families of murder victims; and

WHEREAS, on September 25, 2017, Upper Darby Township, along with the rest of our nation, will join together to remember and pay respect to the thousands we have lost in America;

NOW, THEREFORE I, Thomas N. Micozzie, Mayor of Upper Darby Township, along with my fellow members of Upper Darby Council, do hereby proclaim Monday, September 25, 2017 as

Day of Remembrance

in Upper Darby Township and urge my fellow citizens to recognize and participate in its observance.