victims to be remembered Monday
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[September 17, 2009]
NORMAL -- Sept. 25 will be the
third annual National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. There
will be a Day of Remembrance event in Normal on Monday from 7 to
8:30 p.m. at the Mennonite Retirement Community Building, 711 South
Cottage Ave., Unit 113. This observance will pay tribute to the many
murder victims in the central Illinois area, including
Bloomington-Normal, Peoria, Decatur, Springfield and Lincoln.
The national observance is sponsored by the U.S. Department of
Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, and hosted by the National
Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, with the Central
Illinois Chapter presenting the area event.
Key speaker for this event will be Vicki Crompton-Tetter, who is
an author, speaker and survivor of a homicide. She recently appeared
as a repeat guest on the Oprah show. A representative from Illinois
Attorney General Lisa Madigan's crime victims office will be in
This event is open to the public. Those who cannot attend are
encouraged to visit www.pomc.org.
Parents of Murdered Children,
known as POMC, was founded in 1978 by Robert and Charlotte Hullinger
after the murder of their 19-year-old daughter Lisa. The Central
Illinois Chapter began its affiliation in 1991. The mission of the
organization to make a difference through ongoing emotional support,
education, prevention, advocacy and awareness.
For more information about the event or about the Central
Illinois Chapter of POMC, contact Lisa Bobb, 217-671-2113; Clarence
Oyer, 309-826-0870; or the national headquarters toll-free at