Crime victims remembered at annual ceremony

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam are hosting the 10th annual "Tennessee Season to Remember," commemorating victims who lost their lives to violent crime.

Friends and families of victims are invited to attend and hang ornaments in memory of their loved ones on memorial wreaths during the Thursday event. It takes place at 5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in downtown Nashville.

After the ceremony, the wreaths will be displayed at the Tennessee Tower.

Former first lady Andrea Conte is the guest speaker. She is a violent crime victim and is the founder and president of a nonprofit that advocates for crime victims.

Sen. Charlotte Burks of Monterey will also make remarks. Her husband, the late Sen. Tommy Burks, was murdered in 1998.


Join the Conversation!

While WVLT allows comments on articles, we ask that you respect the online community. Comments may be removed at any time for violations including:

  • Obscenity, profanity, vulgarity, racism, violent descriptions, name-calling or personal attacks.
  • Abuse of multiple accounts.
  • Off-topic comments.

Comments may be checked for inappropriate content or rule violation, but the station is under no legal obligation to monitor or remove comments. If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator. 
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 182341171 - local8now.com/a?a=182341171
Gray Television, Inc.