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Lost But Not Forgotten: Memorial Pays Tribute to Children, Teens Killed in Alameda County

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    In a somber ceremony Friday, hundreds of young people killed in Alameda County over the last 23 years were remembered. Cheryl Hurd reports.

    (Published Saturday, April 29, 2017)

    In a somber ceremony Friday, hundreds of young people killed in Alameda County over the last 23 years were remembered.

    A total of 432 names were read aloud during the remembrance inside Hayward City Hall, marking the 432 people 17 years of age or younger who have lost their lives to violence dating back to 1994.

    Former Alameda County Supervisor Gail Steele started the memorial as a way to honor the victims and prevent senseless killings moving forward.

    "I think it’s important to come together to say to those parents we will also remember your children every year and to also say to the community this is not OK," she said.

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