Merced County's annual Victims' Rights ceremony is scheduled for noon Tuesday at Courthouse Park, 21st and M streets in Merced.
The event is held to remember the victims of murder or vehicular manslaughter.
Sponsored by the Merced County District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Program, the ceremony is scheduled as a part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.
During the ceremony, participants place emerald green ribbons on a special tree dedicated to their loved ones.
While the role of National Crime Victims' Rights Week is to remember those who've died from violent crime, it's also a time to recognize those who have fought to bring awareness to the struggles of victims, survivors and their families.National Crime Victims' Rights Week was established by President Ronald Reagan in 1981.
The event is free to the public. For more information, call the Merced County District Attorney's Office Victim/Witness Assistance Program at (209) 385-7385.
— Sun-Star staff