This is National Victim's Rights week, a time when we pause to remember all the victims of violent crimes.
While we report about crime on the news every evening, we are rarely able to provide more than a glimpse into the effects of all those crimes.
Observances this week will do just that. Victims of all kinds of crimes will come together, bound by a common link.
Throughout this week, there are ceremonies, bell tolls and other gatherings to show our support for them.
Tomorrow, church bells will toll in their honor. Tomorrow night, a candlelight vigil will be held at the courthouse.
These events will empower the victims of violent crimes.
It gives them a voice and a support network, as they try to deal with what they've experienced.