Community comes together to remember victims of gun violence
SOUTH BEND, Ind. —- Dozens of people in South Bend and across the country Wednesday taking a moment to remember lives lost to violence.
Sept. 26 is the National Day of Remembrance for Homicide Victims. The local non-profit group Mamas Against Violence hosted a gather outside the Morris Theatre in the hopes of inspiring change in the city.
Bobbie Woods, the founder of Mamas Against Violence, lost her son to gun violence in South Bend more than 15 years ago. She said today was all about spreading love.
“It brings forth healing, because it lets me know that I’m not alone, that we have a community that is concerned and people that do care,” Woods said.
After gathering with and hearing from city leaders, those in attendance walked along the East Race riverwalk for a candle lit vigil while behind them, the St. Joseph County river lights lit up blue in remembrance of homicide victims.