Honor the dead by bringing life
and hope to the living
Nearly 100 homeless people and advocates sat side-by-side as the names of each decedent were called and eulogies offered.
Hear remarks offered at the 9th annual Homeless Persons’ Candlelight Memorial Service, held to recognize and pay tribute to 35 Central Florida persons who died homeless during 2010.
The service was held on December 21 – the first day of winter and the longest night of the year, which is symbolic in its representation of the long nights spent unsheltered by those who have no home to go to.
Listen to the memorial here. The Heard in Central Florida page includes links to material regarding homeless issues, each principal speaker, a series of still pictures taken at the event in an on-line slide show, plus an archive of other podcasts Carroll McKenney Public Media has featured on local homeless issues.