Governor LePage to Honor Murder Victims at Annual Day of Remembrance

September 24, 2012

For Immediate Release: Monday, September 24, 2012
Contact: Adrienne Bennett (207) 287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul LePage will travel to the University of Maine in Augusta (UMA) Tuesday, September 25, to take part in the Maine Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims – an annual ceremony organized by the Maine Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children. The ceremony is held in conjunction with the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims, and will take place in UMA’s Randall Student Center from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Governor LePage will deliver remarks at the ceremony and will issue a proclamation establishing September 25, 2012 as the Maine Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.

Also in attendance will be Maine Attorney General William Schneider, Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit Commanding Officer Lt. Christopher Coleman, Augusta Mayor and Criminal Division Chief of the Office of the Attorney General William Stokes, advocates of domestic violence prevention, and family members of murder victims. Victim’s families and friends are encouraged to bring a framed photograph of their loved ones and a small personal item for the memorial display table.

For more information, the Maine Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children can be reached at (207) 277-3518 or (207) 623-8642.