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2018 Homeless Memorial

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Forest Lawn - Long Beach

1500 East San Antonio Drive

Long Beach, CA 90807

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Homeless Memorial Day, an annual event commemorated in over 150 cities and counties across the United States, is a call to action to end homelessness in our cities, and in our nation. An important step in addressing homelessness is to assert the fundamental dignity of all persons – single adults, families, and youth – who are in situations of homelessness and poverty, and to work tirelessly to protect their basic human and civil rights. A proper memorial truly nurtures a spirit of community and compassion for all individuals.

On the first day of winter and the longest night of the year, we will gather at Forest Lawn, Long Beach for a candle lighting ceremony to remember and honor the lives of the mothers or fathers, and sons or daughters who died in 2018, while living on our streets or in our emergency shelters, from illness or conditions directly related to their homelessness.

This interfaith service will include prayer, reflection and remembrance, and music performances by local artists. The event will culminate in the reading of the names and lighting of candles for each person who has died.

On December 21st, take pause from work and everyday life and join us for this free, public event, to honor those who have died without homes.

Free parking on Cherry Avenue. Light refreshments provided.

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Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No.


What are my parking options for the event?

Free parking is available on Cherry Avenue.

Driving north on Cherry, make a U-turn at San Antonio. Forest Lawn will be directly on your right. The memorial service will be held in the Courtyard, which is just south of San Antonio. Look for the folks waving lighted wands to find the gate entrance.


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