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Founders Message 2013

Join us in honoring loved ones this holiday.

Last year, our annual  Holiday Memorial event occurred the day after Sandy Hook. To honor them we placed school ornament with their name and year on it. This year our event coincided with their first anniversary. 

We placed 26 separate bulbs on the tree for them. See photos of the event at:

2013 Holiday Memorial

Below are  media links for coverage for this event. Each one is a little different. 
Dayna  Herroz was referred to and interviewed in the media below. She shows more courage and is indeed a hero for us all who have lost a loved one.  Her story and her resilience is deeply admired.  You will also hear Larry Edwards being interview as he remembers his parents in a new book about their death. 

I know you all support these families and I thank you for doing so. There is very little available for these families in helping them rebuild their lives.  This is an unknown secret in their lives. 

Your continued support is necessary to correct this discrepancy.  Please send  inspirational messages  to and tax deductable  donations to

SVLP- Events Fund, 2333 First Ave., Ste. 203, San Diego, CA 92101

Connie Saindon, Founder

Survivors of Violent Loss (


Here are Media Links to the 2013 Holiday Memorial by  Survivors of Violent Loss
Station: KFMB-SD (CBS)
Time: 12/14/2013 5:06:01 PM

Station: KFMB-SD (CBS)
Time: 12/14/2013 6:33:38 PM

Station: KUSI-SD
Time: 12/14/2013 5:59:26 PM

Station: KUSI-SD
Time: 12/14/2013 11:00:08 PM

Station: KNSD-SD (NBC)
Time: 12/14/2013 7:13:50 AM

Victims of violence honored at annual memorial
I blogged about the event as well . . .

Survivors of Violent Loss Honor Loved Ones, Sandy Hook Victims
. . . and am posting links on my FB page . . .

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