A Gathering of Remembrance is held each year at St Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Fairbanks Alaska to remember victims of unsolved homicides. The Fairbanks Rocket-Miner writes:
It’s been 20 years since Alexie Sergie lost his sister, Sophie, to a still-unsolved homicide on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus.
In recent years, the anniversary has become a Gathering of Remembrance, where friends and family of victims of unsolved homicides in the Interior light candles to remember loved ones they’ve lost.
There were 37 candles this year. Many homicide victims had friends or family at the service to light their candles. In other cases, attendees volunteered to light candles to remember people they didn’t know.