CHICAGO (CBS) — It was a gathering of strangers, bound by one common thread: grief.
“The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are never said and never explained,” said Mosunmola Abdulai.READ MORE: Supt. Brown On Making Improvements Within CPD: 'We Have To Gain The Community's Trust'
She lost her husband to Chicago’s violence. He was shot to death during a robbery.READ MORE: This Earth Day, Gov. Pritzker Signs Executive Orders To Keep People's Utilities From Being Cut Off, Move State Government Toward Using Low- Or Zero-Emission Vehicles
Adbulai told her story Saturday at the House of Hope Church as part of the 29th annual Victims’ Memorial Service. It recognizes those who have lost family and loved ones to homicide and violent crime.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Rain On The Way
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx took part in the event, held each year by the State’s Attorney’s Victim Witness Assistance Unit.