National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims was designated by Congress to honor and remember homicide victims and the devastating impact their tragic deaths has had on their families, friends, and communities. Today we commemorate these victims through national recognition. Communities across the country gather together to pay tribute to victims whose lives were taken, support their surviving family members, share stories, pictures and memories in order to provide comfort to those who lost a loved one.
The Day of Remembrance is a special day, but it’s important to support victims and their families every day. They need to know they matter and that their loved one is not forgotten. Victims do not have enumerated rights in the U.S. Constitution nor 15 state constitutions. That’s why Marsy’s Law has significantly expanded the rights of victims in the states that have adopted this law – states that now have Marsy’s Law have added permanent protections for victims and their families – basic rights that they deserve, ensuring crime victims and their families are treated with compassion and respect by granting them rights equal to those of the accused.
Marsy’s Law was named after Dr. Nicholas’ sister, Marsalee (Marsy) Nicholas. Marsy was a University of California Santa Barbara student, who was stalked and killed by her ex-boyfriend in 1983. Only a week after Marsy was murdered, Dr. Nicholas and Marsy’s mother, walked into a grocery store after visiting her daughter’s grave and was confronted by the accused murderer. She had no idea that he had been released on bail. https://marsyslaw.us/about-marsys-law/marsys-story/
Please support our efforts to help raise awareness of stalking, murder and the rights of victims and their families. Whether it may be sharing your own story, simply spreading the word, or lending your support, you will be assisting these crime victims and their families. If you would like to share your story on this blog please send it as a comment or email through the contact page on the website www.morgansstalking.com
Morgan is never forgotten – we think about her every minute of every day of every week of every month of every year since her death in December of 2011….this is the same thing for every family of a murdered loved one…they never forget.
A cup that has been repurposed into a planter for succulents, in honor of Morgan our little dragonfly baby 🙂
Happy Sunday to you all – hope you see a little magic in your day.
I know this is a strange concept for some, so I would like to explain.
Since the stalking and murder of our daughter Morgan, I have dedicated my life to helping other victims of stalking, as well as the families and co-victims of cold case homicides. I have become a victim advocate.
So many of my friends and relatives have asked me why I do this…they don’t believe I should be involved in the pain of others, who are going through the same thing that I have had to endure – they think it will just make the healing process worse for me.
But these well-meaning friends and relatives are wrong…helping other victims, survivors and families like ours, has actually helped to ease my heartache, and gives my life purpose. I know the pain I feel everyday will never go away, whether or not I help others, I know Morgan is gone and nothing will bring her back, but every time I am able to help someone my heart feels joy again. Morgan spent her short 20 years helping many people, and now I am doing the same thing in honor of Morgan. That is the reason I do what I do, and will continue to do so as long as I am still on this planet, and I am grateful for every day I am given in order to be of service to others.
– Justice For Morgan –