Crime victims remembered in vigil

A family views a wall of victims who suffered at the hand of violence. / Jessica Fairley

To culminate National Crime Victims' Rights Week, Albany community members participated in a vigil to remember the victims.

Families and friends of those who've passed away as a result of violence showed up to the event along with crime survivors.

Instead of lighting candles, families pinned carnations to remember their loved ones. Music, dancing, and a message of faith were placed on the agenda to uplift spirits.

"Often the victims are forgotten or people seem to feel that since a criminal is caught that's the end of the case and that's not always so," said Tonya Hall, Director of Victims Services.

This event is put on every year to help families that are living with loss.

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