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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.


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