December 21. Winter solstice. The longest night of the year. A fitting time for a memorial service to remember Boulder's homeless lost over the past year.
According to Joy Eckstein of the Carriage House Community Table, about 20 of the approximately 1,200 homeless in Boulder County will die each year. Of the 1,200 homeless, it is estimated that 250 to 300 live on the streets.
Today's service was held at the bandshell at Canyon Blvd. and Broadway Street, a common gathering place for Boulder's homeless people. Attached are a few photos from today's event.