World Day of Remembrance Nov 19 2023
World Day of Remembrance is a worldwide event, now in its 30th year, that honors and acknowledges the many people killed by cars. Last year Connecticut saw over 325 victims, 90 of them pedestrians and cyclists. This year the pace of fatalities continues.
WDoR this year is on Sunday, November 19, and Connecticut will hold its first statewide event in Bushnell Park, Hartford, 1 – 3 p.m.
The goals of WDoR are to provide a platform for road traffic victims and their families to:
– Remember all people killed and seriously injured on the roads
– Acknowledge the crucial work of the emergency services
– Draw attention to the generally trivial legal response to culpable road deaths and injuries and advocate for an appropriately serious response
– Advocate for better support for road traffic victims and victim families
– Promote evidence-based actions to prevent further road traffic deaths and injuries
We anticipate having a few families of victims speak, a roll call of those pedestrians and cyclists who have died, prayers given by a faith leader, and lastly legislators speak. A sea of over 700 small white flags will represent those who have died on our CT roads in 2022 & 2023. Other family members and loved ones will carry photos of victims.