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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Lafayette city leaders are honoring the thousands of lives lost annually in the U.S. due to homelessness.
Friday is Homeless Persons' Memorial Day.
The day was chosen because it's the first day of winter. It's also the longest night of the year.
Lives lost will be remembered during a special service.
LTHC Homeless Services Executive Director Jennifer Layton said its a time to honor lives while working on ways to end homelessness.
"There really are people that are homeless in our community and people that are dying on our streets," said Layton. "We must continue to do better to create housing solutions."
The memorial service is Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church.