‘Remember Me’ walk held at Union University
JACKSON, Tenn. — Union University held their annual Remember Me walk, a walk that memorializes and remembers those who fell victim to a violent loss.
“It’s such a great thing to honor those who we don’t want to be forgotten and make sure that the loved ones know that they’re never forgotten and that we’re here for them and that we want to love on them and honor them and what they walked through,” says school of social work graduate assistant, Sydney Hunter.
This is the 14th Remember Me walk, and the event featured a dinner, musical performances, and a guest speaker from the TBI.
“I wanted to get my too feet on the ground every morning knowing that I was working for you I was working for your family member,” says TBI member.
From there, attendees gathered outside of the Carl Grant Event Center, and began the walk while being escorted by the ROTC.
“There’s going to be witnesses lining the streets so they’re going to have candles and hand out teddy bears for everyone to hold on to while they’re walking and once they complete the whole walk they’re going to get handed a balloon,” says Hunter
Once the walk was completed families and friends released the balloons, in honor of the loved ones they lost.
“Obviously we don’t want it to keep growing in the sense that it’s a sad thing, but it’s also such a blessing that we get to use this to do good and be a light to others,” Hunter says.