Day of Remembrance 

The ceremony coincided with a National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.

While Maine is considered to be a safe state by national standards, Baldacci says it still had 23 homicides last year. The governor says the number does not include others victimized by the violence, including family members, friends and neighbors.

Attorney General Steve Rowe, domestic violence prevention advocates and family members of murder victims also spoke at today’s ceremony.