June 18, 2018

Annual Homeless Memorial Service to be Held in New London Tonight on Longest Night of Year

All are welcome to gather and remember those homeless and formerly homeless residents of New London County, who have passed away this year. Homeless Person’s Memorial Day, an annual event commemorated in over 150 cities and counties across the United States on the first day of winter, Thursday, Dec. 21, will also be a call to action to end homelessness in our city and our nation. The event will feature a ceremonial reading of the names of more than a dozen individuals, homeless and formerly homeless, who died in the past year.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Homeless Memorial Service will be held at St. James Episcopal Church located at 76 Federal St in downtown New London. The service will begin at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the service. Sponsors of the event are St. Francis House and the New London Homeless Hospitality Center.

Since 1990, the National Coalition for the homeless has sponsored National homeless Persons’ Memorial Day on the first day of winter to bring attention to the tragedy of homelessness and to remember our homeless citizens who have paid the ultimate price for our nation’s failure to address the issue. All are welcome.

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