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Vigil to honor victims of violence

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Jeanette Plowden, Lost Son and Grandson to Violence. Jeanette Plowden, Lost Son and Grandson to Violence.

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – You hear stories about violent crime every day.

You don't often hear how those crimes affect the victims or the loved ones of those victims for years afterward.

Jeanette Plowden attended a candlelight vigil as part of Victims Rights Week along with hundreds of others.

Plowden said being there helps the healing process, but she is trying to do more to make sure nothing like this happens to another grandmother, mother or someone else's loved one.

"My daughter and I were talking about getting a program together where we could start going out and talking to the high schools," said Jeanette Plowden, Lost Son and Grandson to Violence.

One by one they lit candles to show solidarity for loved ones who were killed, and remember others who still live with the scars.

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