By: Bailey Myers
December 21st, 2013
Tallahassee FL-Candles lit up the night sky tonight as organizations across the Big Bend and Nation came together to remember those members in society who are often forgotten.
With candles in hand members of the Tallahassee Community read the 25 names of the men and women who lost their lives this year in the homeless community. Saturday, the Hope Community welcomed everyone and anyone to remember their loved ones.
Mary Weil recently lost loved one recently and she visited tonight to honor him saying, "It's great to be able to give this opportunity for those who came out-- for them to be able to express that love even though the people are no longer here."
One by one friends and loved ones spoke up about the ones they lost to say goodbye one last time.
Big Bend Homeless Coalition Executive Director Susan Pourciau explained, "It's an opportunity for friends to gather and celebrate their lives and honor the memories and have a little bit of peace about the passing."
"Whether the person is homeless or not the memories and love is still there," she later added.
We were told the Big Bend Homeless Coalition has been hosting the vigil for years and plans on continuing the tradition next year.