Tragically, grief has become a tradition for communities and families in Kansas City and this year the loss suffered by locals has been historic.
Accordingly . . .
Once again, faith communities unite to honor homicide victims and comfort so many residents coping with loss.
Here's the word and a local tradition that will hopefully help to heal this cowtown . . . Check-it:
Murder crosses in Brookside
With a record number of murders in KCMO, this is a critical year to remember the victims families.
Several area churches and organizations will conduct a Longest Night Service of Remembrance on Monday Dec 21 at 7PM at Wornall Road Baptist . We are inviting any and all all family members of murder victims. We want to let them know they are not forgotten at Christmas. This is the first Christmas these families will not have their love ones. Some people question the purpose of candlelight and memorial services. The purpose of this one is to try to comfort the loved ones who remain. To let them know they are not forgotten. And to commit ourselves to do what ever we can to make more city a more peaceful place.
This event will take place observing all COVID-19 precautions, social distancing and mask etc. There will also be a live stream of this event for those who find it necessary to remain at home.
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