COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Family members and friends of crime victims gathered at South Commons Sunday to hold a memorial service as an end to National Crime Victim's Rights Week.
Mayor Jim Wetherington read a proclamation, doves were released as a symbol of hope for survivors and family members shared stories about their lost loved ones.
Julie Sanders-Allison, the daughter of a murder victim, told News Leader Nine, "My dad was murdered in 1986 and his case was cold for the last 23 years. We just saw justice served last August. We wanted to get involved and become an advocate to help people in my same situation."
The District Attorney's Victim-Witness Program hosted the event and News Leader Nine's Taylor Barnhill served as the mistress of ceremonies.