On the Wings of Love 2018 file

The 5th annual “On Wings of Love” memorial for the families of homicide victims will take place Friday, Dec. 6, at 5:30 p.m. at Stokes-Brown Public Library. CANDIS ANN SHEA/FILE

The Robertson County District Attorney’s Office will be holding the 5th annual “On Wings of Love” memorial for the families of homicide victims at Stokes-Brown Public Library Friday, Dec. 6, at 5:30 p.m.

A Christmas tree has been placed in the library where families can hang ornaments to honor loved ones who were victims of homicide. Administrative Secretary Amanda Ciara of the D.A.’s office said the tree has ornaments from past years and will remain up until January. 

“The family can bring whatever kind of ornament they want,” Ciara said. “There are a wide variety of ornaments on the tree, some have pictures of the victims and others have their names. The ornaments can be store-bought or homemade; it does not matter, all are welcome.”

John Outlaw lost his son, Jonathan Outlaw, two years ago on Nov. 24. Jonathan was only 34 years old when his life was tragically ended. John participates in “On Wings of Love” as a way to continue honoring his son’s life. 

“I have a couple [ornaments] to choose from to put on there; I don’t know what the best one to put on there is really,” Outlaw said.

Ciara said every family member is encouraged to put an ornament on the tree. There will be a short program with speakers before the hanging of the ornaments.

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