Traveling display memorializes Harrisburg victims of gun violence

Written by Matt Paul, Reporter/Producer | Aug 20, 2013 4:00 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- A faith-based group is getting ready to unveil a traveling memorial in honor of victims of gun violence in greater Harrisburg.

The traveling memorial will be on display outside four capital area churches through mid-October.

The Rev. Belita Mitchell, chair of the Harrisburg Chapter of Heeding God's Call, says the exhibit consists of 49 t-shirts of various sizes and colors -- one for each of the 49 people killed by gun violence since 2009.

"We're hoping that by seeing this visual of all of these empty t-shirts stretched over the frame of a cross that we will remember the sacredness of live," Mitchell explains.

Each shirt will have written on it the name, date of birth and date of death of a victim of gun violence.

The traveling, outdoor memorial will be unveiled at 5 p.m. today at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Harrisburg. It will be at the church through September 2nd, before heading to the second of four stops.

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