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Edited by Alfredo Alvarado

Local 299 President Jackie Rowe-Adams speaks at Harlem ceremony.

National Day of Remembrance of Murder Victims held in Harlem

New York City honored the memories of city residents murdered on Sept. 25, the National Day of Remembrance of Murder Victims. The special day was designated by the U.S. Congress in 2007 to remember Americans killed by violence.

Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Local 299 President Jackie Rowe-
Adams gathered in front of the headquarters of the Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E. in Harlem to read the names of those who have been killed.

Rowe-Adams established the non-profit group to help stop the violence in her Harlem neighborhood. “We do this to remember our loved ones on this day,” she said at the ceremony in front of the group’s headquarters on West 128th Street. “They will never be forgotten.”