Raise a Candle for Murdered Children Tonight

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The father of a man who was murdered after he returned from a tour of duty in Iraq and a woman whose sister and grandfather were murdered at different times are scheduled to appear at tonight's 18th annual Parents Of Murdered Children (POMC) "A Candlelight Vigil and Names Dedication Ceremony."

The national, non-profit support group's vigil begins at 6 p.m. at the Memorial Monument directly in front of the main building at Memory Garden Memorial Park, 455 W. Central Ave., Brea.

Frank Aguilar is the father of Army Specialist Jesse L. Aguilar, who was killed after he returned home from the conflict. Anita Lewis is the woman with two murder victims in her family.

The event's chaplain is
Brad Stetson, an author and Cal State Long Beach instructor. Ryan Holmes, district representative for Congressman Ed Royce, presents the Greater Orange County Chapter of POMC with the Certificate of Congressional Recognition.

Assistant Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer and Henry T. Nicholas III share updated news about Marsy's Law.
 
Attendees are advised to arrive early to find parking. 

This is considered the closing event for the 2010 National Crime Victims' Rights Week. For more information, call the chapter at
(714) 999-7132.


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