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.

“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.

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.

This is the 30th year of the annual event.