Virginia Beach to Hold Memorial Service and Vigil in Observance of National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day on Dec. 21

Monday, December 11, 2017

On the longest night of the year and the first official day of winter, communities across the nation will gather to commemorate the lives of the men and women who have died homeless. In observance of National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day on Thursday, Dec. 21, the public is invited to the memorial service and candlelight vigil for Virginia Beach at 7 p.m. at the Lighthouse Day Support Services Center, 825 18th St.

"Housing is a basic human right for all and this annual vigil serves as a powerful reminder that precious lives are still being lost due to homelessness," said Raj Islam, Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission chairman. "It is an honor to serve with others in partnership in our city to make sure that we keep investing in creating resources like the Housing Resource Center, so that homelessness becomes a word we no longer have to use and a reality no one has to live."

The Virginia Beach memorial service and vigil is sponsored by the Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission, the Department of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation and the BEACH Community Partnership.

For more information, please call (757) 385-5160.

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