An appropriate form of Memorial Service when a City can’t make one happen | Vigil in Minneapolis remembers 130 homeless people who died | MinnPost


Vigil in Minneapolis remembers 130 homeless people who died | MinnPost.

They stand at freeway exit ramps holding signs, wait outside soup kitchens for their meals, grab a little shut-eye at our public libraries and often overnight on thin mats at shelters: homeless people whose faces most of us barely register before we turn away.

Only this time of year the community of people who work with the homeless and those who have known homelessness memorialize those of them who have died in 2013, people whose passing might otherwise go unremarked.

With ceremony and sincerity, the names of more than 130 people, including a 2-year-old child, will be read and their lives remembered at the 29th Annual Homeless Memorial March and Service today, Dec. 19, beginning with a march and silent vigil at 5 p.m. starting from the Hennepin County Government Center on Third Avenue S. and Fifth Street S., in downtown Minneapolis.

Please view our Homeless Person Memorial Service Project Page after hearing our proposed theme song & seeing what other communities are doing for their services!

A March is an appropriate Memorial Service activity too!

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