The local observance of National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 18 in McPherson Park, 15th Street and Vermont Avenue, NW. People who have died homeless in the D.C. metro area will be remembered.
This event is co-sponsored by Charlie’s Place, C.A.R.E., Coalition of Homeless & Housing Organizations, National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) and the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless.
Since 1990, NCH has sponsored this event to bring attention to the tragedy of homelessness and to remember homeless people who have paid the ultimate price for our nation’s failure to address this issue.
Over 100 cities nationwide will be holding similar events on or around Dec. 21 — the first day of winter and the longest night of the year.
For more information about this event, contact NCH at [email protected] or (202)462.4822