The Maryland State Board of Victim Services is holding a statewide memorial service and State Delegate Cathy Vitale (R-District 33A) wants area residents to know the service is being offered and sign up to be recognized.
“Cathy [Vitale] wants people in the county to know that it’s available to them and let their friends and family know it is available,” said Kelly Mcney, a legislative aid.
According to a press release, the memorial service honors the memory of those Marylanders who lost lives to violent crime and acknowledges the families who have had their lives dramatically changed as a result of someone else’s violent actions.
Each year the program includes the reading of the names of those individuals who have died as a result of homicide or automobile manslaughter throughout Maryland.
“Recognizing both families and victims of tragic events is important,” Vitale said. “I encourage our citizens to participate in the ceremony as a way to bring awareness to the issue and provide healing to the families.”
Anyone interested in having their loved one recognized at the memorial service, or anyone who would like more information, can fill out the form above and return it to:
The Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention Attn: State Victim Services Coordinator , 300 E. Joppa Road, Suite 1105, Baltimore, MD, 21286-3016.