End DWI

Monday, December 5, 2011

Candlelight Vigil of Honor & Remembrance

Sabers & Roses
 

     

The vigil was held at the Bergen County Administration Building in Hackensack. Police Officers stood hand in hand with the victim's family, friends, elected officials and concerned citizens to honor, remember and re-affirm their diligent pursuit of drunk drivers. 

Honor Guards from the Bergen County Sheriff's Department and Fair Lawn Police Department stood at attention with their flags raised in honor of the victims.

Robert Kneer, END DWI Executive Director and Charles Ciani, President of END DWI spoke to the hundreds gathered of honor, remembrance and standing united to comfort the families and friends of those killed by drunk drivers. 

         
NEVER FORGETTING THE VICTIMS 

THEIR FAMILIES

Please join
END DWI in song, prayer, and candle lighting in memory of those who have been killed and in honor of those who have been injured due to drunk drivers.

The vigil is a special way that families and friends support one another as candles are lit and the names of victims are read. It sends a message of hope that we can end driving while intoxicated and that next year there will be no new candles to light.

The Police Traffic Officers Association of Bergen County graciously supported and assisted END DWI at the vigil and coordinated a cavalcade of police vehicles that passed the vigil in review in memory of the victims. 
 

Everyone joined outside to open a scroll that named the fallen and to light a candle to remember as each victim's name was read aloud.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 






 

 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Members of Fair Lawn PBA Local 67 will be joining
the families of victims killed by drunk drivers.

The 2011 Candlelight Vigil in conjunction with
Sabres & Roses will be held on
Monday, December 5, 2011, 6:30 p.m. at
1 Bergen County Plaza
(New B.C. Administration Building) Hackensack.

Refreshments to be served following the ceremony.

For More Information, go to www.ENDDWI.com

 

 

Source:
SAMHSA Report to Congress on The Prevention and Reduction of Underage Drinking, May 2011

New Jersey
Rank: 3

 

19,841

1,681

149

26%

-2

$1 Billion

In 2010, the legislature enacted Ricci's Law requiring interlocks for repeat offenders and those first time offenders with a BAC nearly twice the illegal limit. The original version of Ricci's Law required interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers, but after the alcohol lobby with political contributions in 2008 to 2009 of over $700,000 to candidates, helped weaken the bill.

 
29.9%


316,000

18.9% people

199,000 people

PLEASE DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!

10,839

people were killed in drunk driving crashes
in 2009.

December 6, 2010

Last evening, law enforcement officials, friends and family members of DWI victims filled One Bergen County Plaza in Hackensack to honor and remember.

Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli spoke of his continued support of law enforcement and their endeavor to eradicate DWI.  Fair Lawn Police Lieutenant and PBA 67 member Bob Kneer, the Executive Director of END/DWI spoke about the organization's mission to never forget a victim of DWI and its ongoing support for their family members.  Charles Ciani, President of END/DWI spoke about the victims and was thankful for the support of so many.

Members of the Police Traffic Officers Association of Bergen County including Fair Lawn Traffic Safety Officer Franco passed in review as friends and family members read the victim's names from a scroll in their memory. Others held candles in remembrance.

The Fair Lawn and Bergen County Police Honor Guards stood at attention with their flags held high in tribute to those lost.

Mission Statement

The mission of END DWI is to provide support to victims and families affected by impaired driving through a myriad of services and to create public awareness about the devastating effects and the need to end driving while intoxicated.

2010 Candlelight Vigil

The vigil is a special way that families and friends support one another as candles are lit and the names of victims are read. It sends a message of hope that we can end driving while intoxicated and that next year there will be no new candles to light.


Here are some pictures from last night's vigil.
 

December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

 

December has been designated National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Click here to read the proclamation from President Barack Obama.

From MADD.org

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