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Homicide victims to be remembered Thursday

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NASHVILLE – Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam will host the 10th annual Tennessee Season to Remember on Thursday, Dec. 6.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m.
 
Due to renovations at the State Capitol, the event will take place this year at First Baptist Church, at Broadway and 7th Avenue in downtown Nashville.
 
Families and friends of victims who have lost their lives to violent crime are invited to attend and hang ornaments in memory of their loved ones on memorial wreaths. The wreaths will be moved to the Tennessee Tower state building and remain on display throughout the holiday season.
 
Former first lady Andrea Conte, the wife of former Gov. Phil Bredesen, is scheduled to be the guest speaker.

Conte started the annual holiday tradition to honor victims of violent crime in 2002.

The former first lady, also a violent crime victim, is founder and president of You Have the Power…Know How to Use It, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advocacy and education for victims, as well as preventative education.

State Sen. Charlotte Burks, of Monterey, will also make remarks. Her husband, the late Sen. Tommy Burks, was murdered in 1998.
 
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, the Tennessee Board of Parole, the Tennessee Department of Correction, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Office of Attorney General and Reporter, the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference, and the Tennessee Department of Treasury organized this year’s event.

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