Christmas tree to honor Tulsa violent crime victims, survivors

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Updated: 12/12/2012 10:50 am Published: 11/26/2012 3:19 pm

Victims and survivors of violent crime are invited to place an ornament on Christmas trees in honor of a loved one at the Buddy LaFortune Community Center in Tulsa.

A gathering to decorate the trees will be held Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the center, hosted by the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office.

“This annual decorating of Christmas trees is to honor those lost to violent crimes and to support their survivors as they try to heal,” said Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris. “The Christmas holidays often are especially difficult for those who have lost a loved one or survived the trauma of violent crime. We acknowledge their pain and loss and honor their loved ones,” he said.

The trees will be on display at the community center throughout the holidays. Survivors and friends of crime victims may bring an ornament to place on the trees. Ornaments left in years past will be hung on the trees again. Those who are unable to attend may mail an ornament to be placed on the tree. After the holidays, ornaments will be stored until next season.

Mail ornaments to Trees of Honor, c/o Tulsa County District Attorney, 500 S. Denver Ave., Tulsa, OK 74103.

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