Pictorial of 2019
Hampton Roads Morning of Hope

Hampton Roads Own Community Outreach For anyone touched by Depression or Suicide

This event was sponsored by the 501(c)(3) nonprofit the Hampton Roads Survivors of Suicide Support Group, Inc. (hamptonroadsmorningofhope@gmail.com)
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As a way of celebrating and remembering the 2019 Hampton Roads Morning of Hope, we have put together this collection of pictures. If you attended on September 28th, we hope that seeing them may rekindle how this community outreach may have touched you. We hope it was a Morning of Awareness, Remembrance & Celebration for you.

Please enjoy them. And, with 74 photos, there's a good chance that you may even see yourself!

Special thanks to our gifted and generous photographer Bill Tiernan for making the pictorial possible.

Hampton Roads civilian and military communities came together with the mission of promoting good mental health and of preventing suicide.

With its lake and mountain, Virginia Beach's Mt. Trashmore was a beautiful location for this community outreach

You can see from our T-shirts, that the Hampton Roads Morning of Hope is supported by exceptional sponsors.

The morning began with the rising sun shining through the curtain of 1,000 cranes

The crane has been chosen to represent the Hampton Roads Morning of Hope as it has become an international symbol of healing, peace & hope. In ancient Japan, people believed the crane lived for a thousand years. Legend has it that if you fold 1,000 cranes, your prayers will be answered.

We have made 1,000 which will be strung together to mark the starting point for walking through the park. The prayer that we have folded into each crane is for healing, peace and hope not only for those who presently suffer from depression but also for those who have died from suicide.

There is a lot of civic support for this Hampton Roads cause. Virginia Beach’s Police Department, Fire Station, and Sheriff’s office participated

The Virginia Beach Fire Department’s Station 16 put up an American flag to fly over his event

The radio team of The Eagle 97.3 welcomed participants as they arrived.


There were over 500 volunteers working together to provide this outreach for our civilian and military communities. TowneBank had 39 volunteers helping with registration and donations.


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