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Crime Victims Honored

POSTED: Monday, April 27, 2009 - 7:22am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:23pm

EL PASO--- Thousands of locals who've lost loved ones to violent crime came out to Yucca Park Sunday, as the City dedicated its brand new Crime Victims Memorial.

For years Rosie Holguin took part in the Crime Victims walks in memory of her son.
It's what's given her comfort, to be among so many others who know her pain.

"It makes you feel unforgotten.because when you experience something like this it makes you feel alone, and then when you look around, you know you're not."

But now, she has another place to remember him.
Another place to wear a picture of her son Richard on a t-shirt.
To remember him as he was before he was killed in a drunk driving crash nearly four years ago.

"Sadness, that we have to see his name on a wall like that and not have him anymore here with us."

Her son's name is now among 1,200 others etched into granite at the newly unveiled Crime Victim Memorial in the Lower Valley.

While sad, she's appreciative that her son's name will live on.

"It's thoughtful and considerate. It gives us all a chance to reflect and think about how precious life is and how easily it can be taken away from us."

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