DRUNK DRIVING CRASH VICTIMS HONORED BY SECRETARY OF STATE JESSE WHITE, AAIM AND MADD

As we celebrate the holiday season, the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists took part in the Candlelight Ceremony for the Victims of Drunk Driving crashes, sponsored by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, co-hosted by AAIM and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

A memorial candlelight ceremony for the victims of drunk driving crashes was held on December 3rd at James R. Thompson center, co-hosted by AAIM and MADD.

Remarks were made by Secretary of State Jesse White, Hiram Grau, and Director of Illinois state Police and the invocation and Benediction was given by Reverend Monsignor Kenneth Velo.

Anna Marie Caruso, AAIM volunteer, told the story about her brother, Frankie, who was killed by a drunk driver on February 11, 2012.

Charlotte Kormendy, MADD volunteer, told the story about her father, who was killed by a drunk driver.

“The candlelight ceremony has been held for many years, not only for the victims, but the public – particularly to remind everyone of the tragedies of impaired driving and the ripple effect for crash victims’ families.” said Rita Kreslin, AAIM Executive Director.

To view photos from the event.