Friday will mark the ninth anniversary for a Vigil to remember the lives lost in murders and officials said it’s something that can help the families left behind.
The Candle Light Vigil is apart of the National Day of Remembrance, to honor all the those who have been victim to deadly crimes.
In the Ohio Valley officials are encouraging everyone, especially those who have dealt with a murder of a loved one to come out and hear the support of others who have gone through the same situation.
No one can understand the pain a family feels when dealing with situations like these, unless you have been there yourself. Officers have also urged to come out and sign the guest book on Friday night to show their solidarity for all of the officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, “It’s a very moving experience to be with these people and support them and listen to their emotions after having lost a love one,” said Ohio County Prosecutor, Scott Smith.
Sharon Parker, Victim Coordinator for the Ohio County Prosecutor’s Office, said they have people who look forward to this event every year, and it helps bring some kind of closure for the families, “The people who need to be there will be and if they don’t then I’m happy that they’re able to go out and do other things in their life, because it is a very hard thing to get through.”
Smith and Parker thanked Attorney Lisa Harwot and Hometown Florist for donating the flowers for the remembrance.
The vigil is this Friday September 25th starting at 6PM at Heritage Port here in Downtown Wheeling. Organizers realized it’s on a football Friday, but said they didn’t want to change the day; because their loyal participants expect it to take place on this date every year.