Armando and Leonor Garzon (left on the cover of El Diario La Prensa), parents of Eddie Garzon, will be holding a memorial mass and vigil this coming Monday in Queens on the eve of the 5th anniversary of the death of their son, who died from injuries sustained after he was attacked in the streets of Jackson Heights back in 2001.
As we recently noted, it wasn't until June of this year that a John L. McGhee was arrested upon arrival from London and charged with the murder although a trial remains to happen. Until June, there had been no leads on who might have committed such a vicious attack or on the motives. The arrest brings hope that Eddie's family and friends will be able to find some answers to questions they have had for more than five years and be able to gain a sense of closure.
The Garzon family is inviting members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to join them at the memorial mass this Monday, September 4th, at 6pm. The memorial mass will take place at the small chapel inside the Elmhurst Hospital Center at 79-01 Broadway in Queens. To get there, you can take the E, F, V or R trains to "74th Street - Roosevelt Avenue" subway station, get out on the Broadway exit and walk 5 blocks from 74th Street to 79th Street. A vigil will follow after the memorial mass at Elmhurst Hospital to the place where Eddie was attacked on August 15, 2001. If you would like more information you are welcome to write me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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