Last night we observed The Longest Night of the Year with the annual Homeless Persons’ Memorial service. Individuals who had been homeless or who continued to be homeless spoke about their lives, their struggles, and, particularly, the people in the organizations that have helped them. The event was sobering and it was hopeful. The remembrance of those who died in the past year among the homeless of Stamford–those who were forgotten or discarded by many–was a powerful moment. These were human lives. Lives filled with hopes and dreams and fears just like everyone of us.
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