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[NEWS] Hundreds turn out for 'Homeless Persons Memorial Day'

 

From the Philadelphia Inquirer

Several hundred people endured a frigid late Thursday afternoon at Dilworth Park in Center City to remember 149 people who died in the last year who were homeless or formerly homeless.

Some held signs with the names of the dead:

Agnes Jefferson.

Jessica Darrah.

Major L. Fife IV.

Robert F. Schork.

The "Homeless Memorial Day" program included a reading of all the names, as well as poetry and music. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia was among those who attended.