No one looks forward to rehashing pain.
Even the strongest souls break down.
“It’s been hard. I miss him,” said Kim Tryon.
Tryon’s brother was killed by two bank robbers.
Everyone at the Day of Remembrance in Tulsa has lost someone to violence.
“Here, that’s for your mommy,” said a grandmother.
Sometimes the biggest victims are the smallest. Her grandson’s mom was killed in the Fairmont Terrace quadruple homicide in January. His grandma does her best to explain why mom is gone.
Standing nearby, there was another case that’s gone on much longer.
“I miss my baby. They haven’t solved the murder and it’s been five years,” said Saundra Wilson.
Someone broke in, tied up her son, and shot him to death. Frederick Wilson was only 25.
“I have to live with this every day,” said Wilson.
Few people understand her pain. Wilson still visits her son, the only way she knows how.
“He has a picture on his headstone. I talk to it,” said Wilson.
No one has come forward, and talked to police.
“Other people don’t understand,” said Wilson.
Loved ones will never forget. The collection of pain will never be buried.