Homelessness
5:57 am
Mon November 18, 2013

VIDEO: Sunrise Memorial Service for Homeless Austinites Who Died in Poverty

Austinites gathered at the Homeless Memorial and Tree of Remembrance at Auditorium Shores on Sunday to pay tribute to people in the city's homeless community who have died over the past year.

Organizers of the 21st annual House the Homeless Sunrise Memorial Service read the names of 146 people. They placed a small star for each name on the Tree of Remembrance next to the memorial.

KUT's Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon was at the service and put together this video:

According to the House the Homeless website:

Every year since 1992, we have met at the Homeless Memorial and Tree of Remembrance at South First and Riverside Drive on Auditorium Shores. This is on the south side of Lady Bird Lake. For 20 years, we have had song, prayed, broken bread and read the names of the women, men and children who have lived and died in poverty in Austin.