Albany-- Remembering victims of violence, supporting their families, honoring law enforcers and encouraging all of us to be vigilant. That's the purpose of National Crime Victims Week.
Candles of love, courage and hope were lit Thursday night at a vigil of Remembrance and Hope at Thronateeska Heritage Center. The candles honor those who lost their lives to crime and their families and signify hope for a safe future.
The family of Kristy Tullis lit the Candle of Love. She and her unborn baby were killed by a drunk driver in September 2004.
"Lighting the candle, it symbolized closure for me, my sister and for my family. It's a relief to know that you have people out there who care," says her sister Redrika Tullis.
Candles were also lit for families who weren't able to attend the vigil. The service also honored law enforcement and victims rights.