December 21: The first day of winter, the longest night of the year
People in your community will die without a home this year. While we must try to prevent the loss of every life, we also need to recognize the reality of conditions that individuals experiencing homelessness face and plan to memorialize them on National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day.
In the past several years, hundreds of cities, representing more than 30 states and the District of Columbia, have participated in the National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day. As we emerge from the global pandemic, it is important to remember all those we lost and pledge to rebuild a strong social safety net for everyone residing in the United States. Let’s make this a year of increased awareness by organizing even more memorial events across the nation.
The National Homeless Memorial services take place every year on Dec 21st, the longest night of the year. Last year we had 136 who lost their lives while living on the streets in Brevard County.
If you know of an unsheltered Brevard County resident who has passed away due to the effects of homelessness in 2024, please click here to add their name. On December 21, 2024, we will honor their lives in one of our Homeless Memorial Services. Thank you.
Homeless Memorial Services
Dale Mc Nichols
Frederick Arnold III
Henry (Hank) Chouinard
John Hernandez Ramos
Lisa Marie Presley
Melville Braham Sr.
Michelle Lee Deleon
Richard Long III