It’s December. Once again time to remember both the victims and survivors of crime with a Tree of Angels, as proclaimed by Navasota Mayor Bert Miller.
“Whereas, when crime occur, society must protect not only the rights of the accused, but also the rights of the victim. And whereas, recognizing that the Holiday Season is a difficult time for victims and their families, the Tree of Angels has become a memorable tradition observed in Grimes County.
“The event honors both surviving victims of violent crime and victims families by allowing loved ones to bring an angel to place on a special Christmas Tree. And whereas all of Grimes County recognizes the important work of all who assist crime victims and their loved ones, traditions like the Tree of Angels reflect the kind and compassionate spirit of the Holiday Season and encourage us all to play a role in building a safer and more just community.
“And now, therefore, I Bert Miller, Mayor of the City of Navasota, do hereby proclaim the month of December, 2017, as Tree of Angels Month, and urge citizens of Grimes County to participate by placing an Angel ornament on the tree located in the lobby of the Navasota Municipal Building or on the the tree located in the lobby of the Grimes County Law Enforcement Center to remember and pay tribute to those whose lives have been touched by violence.”
Commissioners also adopted a similar proclamation for the County of Grimes at their first December meeting.
Both the trees at Navasota City Hall the County Law Enforcement Center in Anderson will stay up through the month of December. To remember someone close to you, bring your angel to either location. For more information, contact Brenda Williams at the D.A.’s Office, 936-873-4484.