Gone, but not forgotten, in Portland

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For the 24th year, candles were lit Dec. 21 in Portland to remember homeless individuals who died during the previous year. The Homeless Persons’ Memorial Vigil is always held on the winter solstice – the shortest day and longest night of the year – to reaffirm that ending homelessness is a priority. This year’s vigil was held inside the Resource Center at Preble Street, instead of in Monument Square, because of rain and wind. Several hundred people participated and lit 36 candles –one for each of the lives lost in 2018. (Dudley Warner / For The Forecaster)