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NATIONAL HOMELESS PERSONS’ REMEMBRANCE DAY – First Day of Winter

National Homeless Persons' Remembrance Day - First Day of Winter

National Homeless Persons’ Remembrance Day – First Day of Winter

NATIONAL HOMELESS PERSONS’ REMEMBRANCE DAY

National Homeless Persons’ Remembrance Day is observed annually on the first day of Winter.

Since 1990, the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council have sponsored National Homeless Persons’ Remembrance Day to bring attention to the plight of the nation’s homeless population and to encourage the public to act on their behalf.
 
Local groups across the country are encouraged first to determine the number of homeless persons in their community who died in the previous year and then arrange a ceremony to remember them. Candlelight marches, vigils, graveside services, plays and performances, religious services, and public policy advocacy are the suggested ways of remembering.  Some groups have read publicly a list of names of the deceased. Because media attention to such issues increases during the holiday season in December, National Homeless Persons’ Remembrance Day was in part created to garner a public forum for this issue, and local groups are encouraged to seek out and work with their local media outlets to publicize the event.
 
CONTACTS:
National Coalition for the Homeless
2201 P St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037
202-462-4822; fax: 202-462-4823
DATES
December 21, 2014
December 22, 2015
December 21, 2016
December 21, 2017
December 21, 2018
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