U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

September 25: National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims

In 2007, the U.S. Congress designated September 25 of each year as the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. The resolution states that this day provides “an opportunity for the people of the United States to honor the memories of murder victims and to recognize the impact on surviving family members.”

Visit the Parents Of Murdered Children website to find commemorative events hosted by its chapters and the OVC National Calendar of Crime Victim Assistance-Related Events for additional events of throughout the country. Many of these events are free and open to the public.

Date Published: September 25, 2019