Trees planted in honor of Crime Victims' Rights week

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Trees are being planted across Tennessee this week in honor of victims of crimes.

Thursday morning the Tennessee Board of Parole planted trees in Steele Creek Park in Bristol.

We're told each tree planted includes a marker to remind the public that it was planted in honor of crime victims.

Victims' Services with the Tennessee Department of Parole tell us each tree symbolizes the strength and growth of the victims.

Thursday Heather Moore, a survivor of domestic violence, shared her story and reminded people of the importance to help victims. "It brings awareness not only for the victims who speak out, but for those who don't have a voice. It's bringing awareness to what these people go through every day," she said.

We're told the ceremony was to also remind people to remember not only the suspect's name, but also the victim's name. 

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