Special Message

BSH would like to offer a special message to the victims, families and friends affected by the Pulse attack on 6/12/16:

Our hearts are broken! Whatever illusions we held onto that the danger was "over there" and not "here" has been shattered.  The members of Bereaved Survivors of Homicide (BSH), however much we felt we were progressing from "victim" to "survivor" are, along with the families of the Pulse attack, taken back to our own loss, the theft of our own loved one, the theft of any feeling of safety we had managed to rebuild. We stand united with our fellow grievers.  We open our hearts to the families of the Pulse attack.  We offer the embrace of our family to the families of the Pulse attack.  We open our support group as well as our counseling services to the families of the Pulse attack.  We grieve with you.  Let us stand united.  We will get through this together...somehow.

National Day of Remembrance


The Tenth Annual National Day of Remembrance 

Friday September 23, 2016  9AM to 11AM

New Beginnings Church  13 Hampton Ave., Orlando, Fl.  32803

Orlando's tenth observance of the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims will be celebrated on Friday, September 23, 2016. Participants will once again write a personal message to their loved one on a purple ribbon at the beginning of the ceremony and then tie it on our tree at Carl T. Langford Park (directly across the street from the church) at the conclusion. Ribbons will remain on the tree for 30 days.  

We are, as always, honored to welcome a guest speaker who will share their personal journey.  Our tree, a sturdy young live oak tree, was dedicated in 2007 to honor the memories of Central Florida's murder victims and to recognize the impact on the surviving family members. 

We would like to thank everyone that attended last year and hope to see you again this year. Whether you came because you are a survivor or to offer support for those who are, you are what makes this Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims such a special ceremony. 

Sponsored by the Bereaved Survivors of Homicide, Orange County Sheriff's Office, Victim Advocate Squad and A Stable Life Counseling Services, (Supported by the Debbie Fielding Memorial Fund).