Durham Hosts Inaugural Day of Remembrance for Gun-Related Homicide Victims
What: Inaugural Day of Remembrance for Gun-Related Homicide Victims
Who: City of Durham Mayor Elaine O’Neal, City Council, and Mayors Against Illegal Guns
When: Friday, December 30, 2022, at 3 p.m.
Where: CCB Plaza in front of “Major” the Bull, 201 Corcoran St., Durham, N.C. 27701
- On December 30, Mayors Against Illegal Guns is asking cities across the country to commemorate the lives of the victims lost this year and to demand an end to gun-related violence.
- Durham will join this national commemoration and stand in solidarity for the Inaugural Day of Remembrance for Gun-Related Homicide Victims.
- As part of this nationwide observance, Durham and the other participating communities are holding ceremonies in remembrance of the victims of gun violence.
- During tomorrow’s ceremony, Mayor Elaine O’Neal and members of the Durham City Council will acknowledge each of the 43 lives lost in Durham in 2022, and issue a call for action to end gun violence.
- At the ceremony, a single balloon will be released to commemorate the lives of the victims, and each person’s name will be read aloud.
- In addition to Durham, the following cities have signed on to this initiative: New York, New York; Newark, New Jersey; Mount Vernon, New York; Chicago, Illinois; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Maryland; Atlanta, Georgia; Washington, D.C.; Louisville, Kentucky; Jacksonville, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Minneapolis, Minnesota.