SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - Sunday marked an observation of the 'National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.'
The Albany Capital District chapter of parents of murdered children and other survivors of homicide victims, held a local ceremony at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday in the Schenectady's Central Park Casino.
A photo board of the victims served as a reminder of all they have lost, but some attendees said there is comfort when you are with others who have experienced the same kind of loss.
The invited speaker for the event was Jim Horton, the assistant director for the New York State Office of Counter Terrorism, who was formerly with the New York State Police covering homicide investigations.
The event was held for anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one through the horror of murder.
After the ceremony, participants proceeded to the Schenectady Rose Garden where they released balloons in memory of their deceased loved ones.