I have to say a speech and I need help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

United States
September 22, 2007 9:14pm CST
I was elected to say a speech at the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims that will be held at the court house in front of hundreds of people. I have only one problem, I don't know what to say. I want to do the speech so here is what I need help on..... Pretend that it is you that has to say a speech in front of a lot of people who have loss a loved by the hands of someone else, do you have any tips for what to say? I will not copy anything from here, I just need some ideas for what to say in the speech.
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6 responses
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
23 Sep 07
Have you been in that situation? Can you relate a personal experience in such a general way that it touches most of the people there? Most speeches I have done involved relating generally my experience to as many people as I could. Since I haven't had any realtives or friends murdered by someone, I would beg off the speech. I would ask that they elect someone who can relate. But I'm not you. Take care and good luck because someone really needs to say something.
• United States
23 Sep 07
I relate to this very well, more than I want too. My son was six years old when he was killed on May 19th of this year. I want to do it and i only have until the 25th of this month to write it. I have been working on it for a while but I am stumped.
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
23 Sep 07
I like what the person below just wrote, if you can answer those questions, then you can write your speech.
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@mzz663 (2780)
• United States
23 Sep 07
My condolences Rosa, somehow I think you'll get through it and it may help you heal some....God Bless and Good luck with your speech.
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@mzz663 (2780)
• United States
23 Sep 07
What should be said is what comes from the heart. How does it feel to lose someone that was a murder victim? How does it feel to know that their life was taken early? How can lives be saved from a murderer? Is there a way it can be prevented? Are there signs or signals we can learn from that show from a potential murderer? I would ask those questions and come up with a few ideas for answers and then name a few people that have been victims. And a prayer at the end.
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• United States
24 Sep 07
Wow, these are great things that I should write in my speach. I am glad that you took the time to write in this discussion so that I could get some help.
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@rouwel23 (1353)
• Philippines
23 Sep 07
speeches - 
it is sometimes difficult to memorize speeches
well you need to tell them not to have the murderer. even though it would be hurtful for them to forgive but they should forgive the murderer. forgiveness should be the key to restore their life. they should not forget the lives of their love ones who were victims. the lives of their love ones should be their inspiration for living. the lives of their love ones who were victims should be their own inspiration for living their lives. well that would be one of your points in your speech. just relax. say anything you want but always touch the emotions of your audience.
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• United States
24 Sep 07
As thoughtful as your comment is, I cannot tell them to forgive someone that they are so angry with. To be honest with you, I don't feel that I should have to forgive the person who killed my son so I wouldn't feel right telling other people to do the same. Another thing that I have to keep in mind is that everyone comes from a different religion so I am trying to keep all aspects of religion out of the speach so that I don't step on any toes.
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@rouwel23 (1353)
• Philippines
27 Sep 07
yeah you are right. you can not tell anybody to forgive someone when you yourself have not forgiven the person who have done you wrong. well. good luck to your speech.
• China
23 Sep 07
you should talk about your country and the future.you also talk abut yourself feel
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@violeta_va (4832)
• Australia
23 Sep 07
You can do something totaly differnt. Why dont you write a letter to your son things that you wished you told and said to him, your special moments with him things that you can never do with him, what he ment to you and what your life is like after he was taken from you. That way its not a speech as such and you can have some healing from that. I do not imagine to know how you feel and I wont pretend that I do. I could never forgive a person that would harm someone I love so if someone started "preaching" about forgivenes I would not listen and remember this is for the victoms and their family its not about the person who did it. All the best.
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@chertsy (3804)
• United States
23 Sep 07
Just speak from the heart. I would say something about being part of a group that no one wants to be part of. Speak of your situation. Many probably already know, but still talk about it. Talking about your loved one, keeps his memory alive by sharing his story. Maybe his story will help others. On the lines like this: Thank you for coming today on this day of remembrance of our loved ones that was taken from us to far before there time. To be surrounded by a wonderful group of people that have lost someone so close to there hearts, then talk about being part of a group that no one ever wants to join. I'm in this group as well. On Oct 14, 1998 my brother was taken from my family by the hands of a sick person, along with my cousin. Then just talk about your son. Talk about what families actually need after such a horroric event happens. If I was giving the speech, I would say something on the lines that families shouldn't be hounded by bill collectors from hospitals and other places after a loved one was murdered. It took my mom almost 5-6 years to pay off my brother's hospital bill. I hope any of this helps. When is the National Day of Rememberance for Murder Victims?
• United States
24 Sep 07
September 25th is the day and I appreciate all of your help. I like the way that you written part of this out. I am gathering a lot of tips from here and I appreciate all of them that I can get.
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@chertsy (3804)
• United States
25 Sep 07
Your welcome. I know your sweet little boy will give you the right words to say that will help and lift everyone that comes on that day. It is weird that my brother's birthday in Heaven is also my sister-in-law's birthday and the National Day of Rememberance for Murder Victims is my nephew's birthday, my sil's son. I am glad that we finally have a day, eventhough it's not a day that doesn't go by that I don't think about him. Tomorrow I will light a candle for your little boy, along with my brother. I know this doesn't help, but I like to think my brother is watching over all the little ones up in Heaven. He loved kids.