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‘Remember My Name’ Domestic Violence Vigil Oct. 10

Sep 26, 2019

A vigil will be held Oct. 10 at 5:15 p.m. on the steps of the Judge E. Maurice Braswell Cumberland County Courthouse, 117 Dick St., to raise awareness about domestic violence. In the event of inclement weather, the vigil will be held on Oct. 15.

 

Cumberland County Family Court, the CARE Center Family Violence Program, Rape Crisis of Cumberland County, Army Community Services, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Legal Aid of North Carolina, Fayetteville Police Department and the Hope Mills Police Department will hold the “Remember My Name” Domestic Violence Vigil in memory of the victims of domestic violence homicides.

 

The keynote speaker is Maj. Stacey Cohen, a special victim prosecutor with the U.S. Army 18th Airborne Corps on Fort Bragg.

 

Retired Chief District Court Judge Beth Keever will read aloud the names of the 38 people who died as a result of domestic violence in North Carolina over the past year.

 

Other ceremony participants scheduled to appear include Chief District Court Judge Robert Stiehl III, Cumberland County Commissioner Larry Lancaster, Fayetteville Mayor Mitch Colvin, District Attorney Billy West and Fort Bragg garrison commander Col. Phillip Sounia.