Remembering Victims of Violent Crimes

AMARILLO, TEXAS - Hundreds of people who lost a loved one in a violent crime came together in Amarillo Tuesday night at the Santa Fe Building to cope and raise awareness.

It was the largest crowd in 16 years of the event hosted by the Panhandle Victim Assistance Coalition.

The ceremony aimed to help participants realize they are not alone in the terrible crimes and help is out there.

"It helps just to be able to have a time set aside when you go to remember your loved one. That you can do it with other people who have gone through the same thing. you're not alone," Coalition Member Carole McDaniel said.