They came together at Poplar Head Park to release balloons, pray, and light candles in memory of their slain loved ones.
The southeast Alabama chapter of the group, Victims of Crime and Leniency (VOCAL) put on the service.
There will also be a statewide candle light vigil to remember victims Friday night in Montgomery.
During the ceremony VOCAL honored several members of the community for their work to help crime victims and their families.
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