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Albany - Two weeping willows were planted downtown Tuesday morning in memory of victim's of violent crimes. A small group gathered in front of the government center and watched as plaques were placed in front of the two trees.

The Powell family of Albany donated the willows. 18 year-old Adam Powell was killed by a drunk driver in 1998, just three days before his high school graduation. His mother says the trees are a fitting tribute to Adam and other victims of violent crimes.

"It will last a lifetime. It will remind everybody that walks by and sees it of the victims of Dougherty County and throughout the nation," said Nancy Powell.

The tree dedication is just one event marking Victim's Rights and Awareness Week. There is also a wreath laying service at the Dougherty County courthouse Wednesday at 10:00AM.

Posted at 4:40PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com