Area residents take part in candlelight walk and vigil for the homeless

 A candlelight walk and vigil is helping remember those who often go unnoticed in our community.  

The Salvation Army held its annual ‘Walk to Remember’ in La Crosse Monday night.

Residents walked from Burns Park on 8th and Main Street to Cameron Park on 5th and King.

There, ornaments were hung on a memorial  and candles were placed underneath, with one representing a homeless person locally who passed away in 2015.

“We need to remember these individuals not just as homeless individuals in our community, but as members of our community. And unfortunately people get lost because they only look at individuals as homeless or that status,” said Kathy Bolling from the Salvation Army.

Last year, eleven of the area’s homeless population died.