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National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims

In 2007, Congress designated September 25th as the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims in the United States.

The annual National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims gives us all the opportunity to remember those lost to homicide, and honor their memories.  The purpose of this event is to focus on the impact of murder on families, and communities, and ways to support and serve survivors.

The National Day of Remembrance is an important day, and we within the Drug Induced Homicide Organization are committed to remembering and honoring the victims of homicide every day of the year, especially their families as they struggle with the enormity and finality of losing a loved one. 

On this day please consider

  • Lighting a candle in memory of a homicide victim.
  • Organizing or attending a community event to honor victims of homicide.
  • Calling or visiting a friend or family member who has lost a loved one to homicide.
  • Making a donation in memory of a homicide victim.

Annual Nationwide Empty Chair Campaign

During the last week of September, participants place an empty chair outside of their home, apartment, business, etc for one week calling for justice of the precious life that was unlawfully dealt a controlled substance resulting in a homicide.

We will not be silenced and the lethal poisonings of our loved ones will not be dismissed as non criminal within the judicial system and closed without a criminal investigation. We also encourage families whose loved one’s case has resulted in a prosecution of the persons responsible for delivering the lethal dose also participate crediting the judicial system for pursuing those peddling poison for profit.

We encourage participants to personalize their chair to their loved one and consider adding awareness stats, laws, etc educating the public as to this growing epidemic.

Please consider hosting a rally in your community as the families of the Forgotten Victims of Drug Induced Homicide rise up and speak up to those dealing death. ☠️

Personalize each chair to share your loved one’s beauty, strength & love for life.

These deaths are criminal and warrant a criminal investigation, prosecution and commitment to the department of corrections upon a guilty verdict. It is critical that the judicial system investigate and disrupt the activities of drug dealers, drug traffickers and prescription pill distributors sending a message that if they choose to profit from the misery and suffering of others, law enforcement will find them, and should the unthinkable tragedy of a deadly poisoning occur because of this unlawful sale, expect consequences. Anywhere in the supply chain, you can be held accountable.

When a person dies, it leaves an evidence trail; investigators have to work with the evidence, trace phone calls, retrace steps and timeline in determining the source of the lethal dose.

This event can be expanded within your community on a larger scale or simply on a more personal level. Include local families and host an event at local park, church, courthouse, etc. Notify media of your event. If you are unable to participate as you do not have a porch or a front lawn, simply share your display at your local park for the world to take note of the precious lives lost.

My child did not overdose.

My child is a victim of a drug induced homicide.

We will not be silenced.

When bad things happen to good people, they grieve & they suffer. Then they resolve not to allow it to happen to someone else. Not so it can help justify the pain, suffering or loss that has struck their family but so no one else has to feel the pain they have felt.

Is the fentanyl situation an overdose crisis or a poisoning crisis?

Our loved ones were the victim of drug-induced homicide, not an overdose!
When someone drinks too much, we call it alcohol poisoning.
When someone takes too much of a drug, we call it an overdose.
The difference in language may seem slight, but it says a lot about how our society differentiates between alcohol users and drug users.
“Poisoning” is a technically accurate diagnostic term for what’s happening inside the body. Meanwhile, the word “overdose,” meaning “to administer medicine in too large a dose” implies that a drug user knows what the dose is, and chooses to take too much.

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International Bereaved Mother’s Day

Every year on the first Sunday in May, International Bereaved Mother’s Day honors mothers who have lost a child.

You have probably noticed the Mother’s Day advertisements over the last month. However, these ads can provoke a painful reaction in women who have lost a child, which is one important reason why International Bereaved Mother’s Day is so important.

One of the hardest days for many women around the world is Mother’s Day. Women who have lost a child suffer greatly on this day. According to psychologists, losing a child is one of the worst traumas a human being can experience. When a child dies, a mother loses a piece of her own heart along with all her hopes of seeing that child fulfill their potential.

HOW TO OBSERVE #InternationalBereavedMothersDay

Today, remember the mothers you know who are in trepidation of Mothers Day next Sunday because it stings in their hearts. Here are some ideas:
• Mention her child’s name
• Remember her child with her
• Make a donation in memory of her child
• Send her a message of support
• Let her know that you’re thinking of her
• Light a candle in memory of her child