MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A record number of people experiencing homelessness passed away this year in Minnesota.
On Thursday night, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges was among those remembering them.READ MORE: Sanya's Hope For Children
“It’s important that we are out here to memorialize people who may not have been memorialized in any other way,” Mayor Hodges said.
Thursday’s Homeless Memorial March and Service remembered 158 people in the homeless community.READ MORE: Red Flag Warning In Effect For Northern Minnesota Counties
Marchers carried signs with the names of all of those who died.
They silently marched from the Hennepin County Government Center to Simpson United Methodist Church, where the names were read during a service.MORE NEWS: Minneapolis Police Investigating Saturday Afternoon Shooting In South Minneapolis
This is the 30th year of the annual event.