Memorial Vigil

By Danielle Krolewicz  |  Photo by Giles Clasen

Denver will honor those who passed away on the streets on Dec. 16.

On December 16, hundreds will come together on the front steps of the Denver City and County Building for Denver’s annual Homeless Persons’ Memorial Vigil. The candlelight vigil and name reading ceremony will take place at 1437 Bannock Street from 5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m.

 The event is hosted by the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. Speakers are to include Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and CCH president John Parvensky. They, along with other leaders in the Denver homeless community, will read the names of those who lived on the streets and died in 2015.

 Names are submitted by various agencies that serve the homeless in Denver. Last year, the names of 91 persons were read. An opportunity for attendees to speak the name of a deceased that was not on the list is part of the ceremony as well.

 This is the 26th year of the event. All are welcome to attend.