Hamilton County Commissioner Katherlyn Geter said she has joined the efforts of Shannon Westmoreland and the M.O.M.S. team to build a "Victims Memorial Park" for victims of homicide in Chattanooga.
Commissioner Geter said, "The Park is an excellent idea and is needed in the community. I'm all in and will do what I can to make it happen."
She said church leaders, judges and community and business leaders are getting on board with the project.
(Mothers of Murdered Sons) was founded by four mothers who lost sons in separate homicide incidents in Chattanooga. The Park is an effort to help other families deal with the overwhelming and sudden loss of a family member through violent activity, and to keep their love one’s memory alive forever.
Ms. Westmoreland said, "Burying one's child is a very difficult and unpleasant task to experience and, many times homicide cases are left unsolved. We will leave cold cases up to the authorities and focus our attention on the hurting families."
The vision is to create a community Memorial Park, a Reflection Pool and an annual ceremonial venue.