Springfield homicide victims remembered at special event

Hampden County

A special event to remember and honor homicide victims in Springfield Thursday night.

Baystate Children’s Hospital’s Family Advocacy Center hosted its fourth annual “Standing Together” event.

Dozens gathered on the lawn at the Springfield Museums to pay tribute to their lost loved ones and share stories of loss.

22News spoke to a West Springfield woman whose sister was murdered in 2010.

“You meet people that you never would’ve crossed paths with,” Gina Girouard-O’Neill of West Springfield told 22News. “We are in the club that no one wants to belong to but we all help each other and support each other and we’re like a family.”

Over 70 names were read out loud during the event, to honor those who are gone but never forgotten.

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