DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Angel House is a non-profit organization that works with families in the wiregrass who have been affected by violent crime.

Every year, the National Day of Remembrance is celebrated by the Wiregrass Angel House, by placing crosses with vicitims’ faces on them, to display on Main Street.

This year, there were more faces than anticipated.

“Every cross here behind me represents a life that has been lost due to homicide in the wiregrass areas,” said Outreach Advocate of Wiregrass Angel House, Katy Lewis. “We currently have almost 300 and are waiting on more, because this year we had more pictures than we did crosses.”

After seeing first-hand how homicide impacts families, it is apparent the work done at the Wiregrass Angel House doesn’t go unnoticed.

“I would like to thank the wiregrass angel house for honoring all of the victims,” said the mother of a victim, Kimberly Mullins. “I want to wish Christian a happy birthday; he would have been 23. He should be here with us. He was taken too early.”

Mullins said it’s good to know there are others who share her grief for a lost loved one and while it makes it easier, it doesn’t get easy.

“We all miss him,” said Mullins. “It has been three years since he passed and not a day goes by where someone does not think of him.”