In the past year in Memphis six children under the age of four died while in the care of those who were suppose to protect them.
The Child Advocacy Center remembered Sean Lambert, Kalissa Pegues, Calvuna Reese, Maurice Brown, Jr., Landon Stokes, and Joshua Johnson with a special ceremony downtown on the plaza at City Hall. The center also rose a memorial flag.
"This event helps us to remind ourselves, our community of these children, fragile, vulnerable, who reportedly died at the hands of an adult. It's a sad and necessary reminder," said Nancy Williams.
Like the story that made national headlines, Maurice, who police say was murdered by his father, was found in a dumpster just days after his accused killer made a public cry for his safe return.
While events like Wednesday's flag raising helps remember, educate and bring awareness to child abuse, the hope is that one year when the flag raises it's to celebrate that no lives have been lost.
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