Fallen Homeless Remembered 

Homelessness is a problem in every community nationwide.On Monday folks across the country gathered to remember those who have passed away as a result of homelessness.It was Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day.Locally folks got together for a candlelight walk from the Bangor Homeless Shelter to the Hammond Street congregational church.Dennis Marble, executive director of the Bangor Homeless Shelter, says homelessness represents a challenge to people in the community to figure out how to become better. “It’s not necessarily a matter of everyone who is homeless is a victim or we have a guilty obligation to help everybody, but it sends a message in this day and age if we literally have people who don’t have a roof over their heads at night or don’t have enough family to support them.”There was a ceremony held at the church immediately following the walk.This was the third year for the event. More than 100 people turned out.