Candles flickered in the dark outside the Baltimore County courthouse after the sun went down Saturday, the beginning of the longest night of the year.
“God, open our eyes to see, and our hearts to care,” the group assembled there prayed aloud.
They were there to remember the 42 people who died in the county this year while homeless. Earlier, the group had gathered at Trinity Episcopal Church on Allegheny Avenue for a service in their honor.
The remembrance was part of the National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day, held annually on the first day of winter in communities across the country.