Annual Nashville memorial honors homeless who died
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Mayor David Briley joined faith leaders and advocates for the homeless Saturday for the city’s 2018 Annual Homeless Memorial.
The event honors people from the homeless community who died over the past year.
According to a news release from Open Table Nashville, of the 127 people memorialized Saturday, at least five were known to have died from exposure; at least eight were hit by cars or trains; at least four died as the result of an assault or homicide; and at least one died from an overdose.
The 127 deaths are the highest number recorded at the event so far.
The memorial was held at Riverfront Park, where a young homeless woman was killed in 2006 when a man rolled her into the Cumberland River while she was sleeping.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com