National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Vigil held Friday

A vigil will be held this Friday for homeless people who died over the last year.

The National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Vigil will be at the Courthouse Square from 12 to 1 p.m., according to a release. This vigil is to remember the homeless who have passed away this year.

Speakers will include state and local leaders, representatives from Daybreak and other agencies.

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The Target Dayton Choir will also perform, complimentary hot chocolate will be served, and there will be a memorial tree with individualized ornaments commemorating those we have lost, stated the release.

The memorial, sponsored by Dayton’s Emergency House Coalition, also helps bring attention to the homelessness problem.

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