Lights in the night to honor homeless who've died

kgreen@idahostatesman.comDecember 21, 2013 

Cameron Hutchinson, left, and Jamie Brastrup get a hand lighting their candles during the Homeless Memorial Day Vigil in Boise.

Service providers, homeless and formerly homeless people, religious leaders, and concerned citizens gathered at the Interfaith Sanctuary on Friday night to honor the lives of individuals who died while homeless or recently housed this past year.

The annual Homeless Memorial Day Vigil is a tradition among Boise community service providers and is held in conjunction with the National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day traditionally held on or near Dec. 21 — the longest night of the year. Boise is one of more than 175 cities to observe the memorial.

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