And friends of murder victims gathered to keep alive the memory of their loved ones.
Sunday is a national day of remembrance for murder victims. as newschannel 13's colleen sikora explains... it's a group no one wants to be part of...but one they couldn't live without.
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Smiling faces - caught during better times.
Nats now all - victims of murder.
Nats family members gather to remember them.
Whether gone for many years - or only months ago christy was smart, and funny she had two beautiful kids, now her daughter is 13 years old.
Vanessa rich lost her daughter in last year's halloween shooting halloween will never be the same for my family, but no day is ever the same.
The mothers of murdered youth group ... or "momy" ... has helped her through these past months.
These people make you feel apart of a club, a club you never wanted to be a member of, but proud to be one of now.
The group fights to keep the memory of victim's alive... not only at the remembranc e day... but every day on social media.
As it scrolls up on facebook, 'her life mattered', it did.
More new faces to the group... devin clark's family.
He was killed caught in the crossfire outside of a pueblo bar in february my brother, you know he was a great guy.
Always smiling, he was the light of our family, but he was always the light of the room, while many of these families have been waiting years for justice... clark's family is seeing justice starting come monday, during a preliminary hearing.
Still, the support of the event helps them make it through.
I think my ma has been going through a lot just trying to get through this each and every day, and wake up and push through the grieving part, because you know life doesn't stop.
During the wait..
And the grief.
It is each other that gets them all through.
Getting up every day is a little bit easier, because you're not alone.
In colorado springs, colleen sikora krdo newschanne l 13.
Springs chief pete carey, el paso county undersheriffjoe breister and fountain police chief chris heberer were also there..