Hearses Help Drive Important Message Home in Indianapolis

August 13, 2008 | | Comments 0

Whenever people see a procession of hearses go by, they stop and take notice. That’s why funeral directors in Indiana’s Marion County offered their hearses and funeral cars to the city to promote the “Stop the Violence – Peace in the Streets” campaign earlier this month.

Indianapolis just suffered its worth month in five years in terms of homicides. On the last day of July, the police were investigating the 18th homicide in the city. That pushes the county’s total number of homicides for the year-to-date to 71, one more than last year’s figures for the same time period. That’s why organizers and concerned citizens felt the need to do something to help people understand the seriousness of death and violence. “The overall purpose is to promote peace in the streets and to show the community, especially the young people, that death is final,” stated one of the organizers of the event.

The impressive sight of about 20 hearses left the town’s Glendale Town Center at about 5:30 PM. Funeral directors drove those hearses on a route that covered more than 30 miles through the eastern region of Indianapolis. It took little more than an hour, but citizens noticed the symbolism and took notice.

Let’s hope it just makes people think a little more before they engage in violent activities from now on.

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