National Day of Remembrance

Join us for the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims, observed every September 25th, in honor of those lost to violence in our community.

In 2007, Congress designated September 25th as the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. Since then, Homicide Survivors, Inc. has participated in hosting meaningful local events in observance of this day.  This year we will host NDOR  at the Reid Park.

Survivors are encouraged to bring the following:

  • Lawn chairs and/or picnic  blankets to sit on
  • Five-by-seven image of your loved one to place on the community altar

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

September 25, 2023 | 5pm -7pm

Reid Park Ramada #15, Tucson, AZ 85716

Located between the dog park and rose garden.

Speaker Spotlight

Kimiko Washington

Kimiko Washington was born and raised in Tucson. She is a wife, a mother of four, and a grandma. She is currently fighting for justice for the murder of her son, Ocean Washington—memorializing and honoring her son’s life and continuing his legacy.

Speaker Spotlight

Yarko Ruiz

Yarko Ruiz was born in Mexico and speaks English and Spanish. He is the Father of two beautiful girls. He lost his youngest daughter, Yarel Aaliyah Ruiz, to a drunk driver on June 3, 2021. He spends his time honoring Yarel and being her voice. Yarko makes YouTube videos to help promote local businesses in Tucson

Arizona Gives Day is April 4th!

Every year, families in our community are shattered by the loss of a loved one to homicide. Please consider joining us this Arizona Gives Day and donating to our cause. Your contribution will ensure we continue to provide services to Survivors, such as advocacy, support and assistance.