Day of Remembrance Event Honoring Victims of Homicide

Task Force

Day of Remembrance Event Honoring Victims of Homicide

PRESS RELEASE      CONTACT: Melissa Pennachi, Chair 302.743.8621

(NEW CASTLE, DELAWARE – September 25th, 2019)   The Delaware Victims’ Rights Task Force (VRTF) will be hosting the 12th Annual Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims (DOR) at the Route 9 Library & Innovation Center on September 25th.  Doors open at 6:00pm for memorial decoration and resources, the event starts at 7:00pm. Those who have lost a loved one to violence are invited to attend to pay tribute to their loved ones, visit with local resources and connect with local community groups that support families affected by violence.

Delaware’s Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims coincides with the National Day of Remembrance, an Annual event started in 1996 by the National Organization for Parents of Murdered Children (POMC).  The mission of the Day of Remembrance is to pay tribute and honor murder victims and their surviving family members.   The event has several opportunities for families to memorialize their loved ones.   Those that come submit names to be read aloud during the event, memorials bags are available for people to decorate with the names of their loved ones and a Remembrance Tree created in 2015 by C. Mercedes Walls becomes a display of leaves and memories that people attach to her art.

For more information about this event please call The Delaware Victims Center at 1-800-VICTIM-1 or visit the Delaware Victims’ Rights Facebook page:  Follow Delaware’s Day of Remembrance event and talk about your own ways to memorialize your loved ones by using #De_Remembers.

Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims

Route 9 Library & Innovation Center

September 25th, 2019

Doors open at 6:00pm for memorial decoration and resources, Event starts at 7:00pm

Due to nature of the event and out of respect for the families attending, cameras will not be permitted in the memorial part of the event.  Thank you for your consideration.


E-mail:   Address: DVRTF c/o Victim Services – NPD, 220 S. Main St., Newark, DE 19711

DVRTF is supported by the Delaware Center for Justice Member Agencies: Child Inc., Contactlifeline, Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Delaware Center for Justice, Inc., Delaware State Police Victims Center, Department of Correction, Department of Justice, Developmental Disabilities Council, Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, Dover Police Department Victim Services, Newark Police Department Victim Services, New Castle County Police Victim Services, People’s Place II, Sexual Assault Network of Delaware, Sexual Offense Support, University of Delaware, SOAR Inc., U.S. Attorney’s Office, Victims’ Compensation Assistance Program, Wilmington Police Department Victim Services, Victims Voices Heard Inc.