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Thursday Observances Will Honor Murder Victims

Sept. 24, 2008 — Gov. John deJongh Jr. has set aside Thursday to commemorate National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims, with observances at 10 a.m. at Government House on St. Thomas and at 2 p.m. at Government House on St. Croix.
The ceremonies will provide an opportunity for families to honor the memories of murdered loved ones, deJongh said. It is a forum for family members to speak out.
On Sept. 25, 1978, Charlotte and Robert Hullinger's daughter, Lisa, was murdered. After that tragic event, the two formed Parents of Murdered Children (POMC) in 1978. Since that time, the organization has grown to more than 100,000 members worldwide. The organization helps through support services, including counseling, crisis intervention, professional referrals and assistance in dealing with the criminal-justice system.
The V.I. forums will recognize the deaths of any family members. The ceremonies are open to the public, and the governor urges all to join with him in observing the day, according to a Government House news release.
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Sept. 24, 2008 -- Gov. John deJongh Jr. has set aside Thursday to commemorate National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims, with observances at 10 a.m. at Government House on St. Thomas and at 2 p.m. at Government House on St. Croix.
The ceremonies will provide an opportunity for families to honor the memories of murdered loved ones, deJongh said. It is a forum for family members to speak out.
On Sept. 25, 1978, Charlotte and Robert Hullinger's daughter, Lisa, was murdered. After that tragic event, the two formed Parents of Murdered Children (POMC) in 1978. Since that time, the organization has grown to more than 100,000 members worldwide. The organization helps through support services, including counseling, crisis intervention, professional referrals and assistance in dealing with the criminal-justice system.
The V.I. forums will recognize the deaths of any family members. The ceremonies are open to the public, and the governor urges all to join with him in observing the day, according to a Government House news release.
Back Talk Share your reaction to this news with other Source readers. Please include headline, your name and city and state/country or island where you reside.