National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Marked Locally with Quilt Unveiling

The Victims’ Memorial Quilt, comprised of individual quilt squares created by family members.
The Victims’ Memorial Quilt, comprised of individual quilt squares created by family members.

In honor of our county’s crime victims whose lives have been lost due to violence, the Office of the District Attorney, County of Tulare, hosted its 14th Annual Victims’ Memorial Quilt Unveiling. The event took place at the Visalia Holiday Inn on April 11, during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

The Victims’ Memorial Quilt was created with individual quilt squares sewn together, each having been created by a family member or loved one, honoring a victim who was lost by criminal violence. The quilt serves to convey a symbol of comfort, bringing together families who have experienced similar sorrow. This ceremony includes testimonials, live music and words of compassion from public officials.

“We hope that this memorial can bring together family and friends of those lost for an opportunity to share and grieve, and to reflect on their loved one,” said District Attorney Tim Ward. “It’s a chance for us as a community to recognize their loss and pain. We want them to know they are not alone. Victims and their families are entitled to be treated with dignity, compassion and respect.”

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