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The Homeless Memorial Day service was held on Thursday, December 21, 2007 at St. Leo’s Roman Catholic Church. This location was selected because it is a site familiar to homeless persons in the Detroit area. The church service was held in the church’s main sanctuary. The program included vocal musical renditions by two local high school students, presentation of the colors by military veterans, local CAB members;
with assistance from Medical Staff, read the names and lit candles for each deceased person. A Detroit public school ROTC group also honored the deceased with an 2 appropriate drill and assisted as ushers. There were remarks from an affiliate member of the DHCH Governing Board, and Reginald Hamilton read a poem entitled “Hope”, written by a member of the corporate finance department.

The theme for this year’s program was “Hope”. The speakers were three formerly homeless gentlemen instead of a minister or administrator of an agency serving homeless persons. Their messages reflected how the spirit of hope had saved their lives. The personal stories were an inspiration to all who attended. (NCAB)
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