GALVESTON, TX -- The
Galveston County Criminal District Attorney’s Office cordially invites you to
join them for the 20h Annual Tree of Angels Ceremony on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., at the Galveston County Criminal
Justice Center, 600 59th Street, Galveston, Texas.
The coming holidays are a difficult time
for victims of violent crime and their families, but they can also be a time of
reflection. The Tree of Angels ceremony provides a meaningful way to memorialize
and honor loved ones who have been lost to violent crime.
The ceremony is a reverent forum where
friends, family and community members may come together to remember, honor and
support crime victims and their families. It is a time to celebrate the lives
of crime victims and demonstrate their lasting value and significance. The District Attorney’s Office began hosting
this ceremony 20 years ago and each year reaffirms its commitment to seeing
that justice is done for crime victims and their families.
Four trees will be placed in the Jury
Assembly Room of the Galveston County Justice Center. During the Tree of Angels Ceremony, the names of each crime victim will be
read aloud, and friends and family members will be able to place an ornament on
one of the trees in memory of their deceased loved one. Pastor Aaron Sanders, of Coastal Community
Church in Galveston, will be the keynote speaker.
Please mark your
calendar for this very special event. If
you would like to be a part of this event or for additional information, please
contact Christina Garza at the Galveston County District Attorney Office Victim/Witness
Division at (409) 770-5460.