World Day Of Remembrance: Remembering the Names in Brazil

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is held on the third Sunday of November each year. It is a day to remember those killed on the world’s roads, their families, and friends, to thank the emergency services and reflect on the tremendous burden of road crashes.

Around the world, individuals, NGOs, and other organizations that commemorate World Day of Remembrance, are ensuring that the stories, lives, and lessons of road victims are not forgotten. Often, NGOs are founded out of the tragic and untimely loss of a loved one and the desire to save other families from the terrible pain of bereavement.

Each year, in Thiago Gonzaga Youth Square, Porto Alegre, Brazil, a ceremony is held for the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, organized by the Foundation set up by Thiago’s mother that bears the same name. 

This year, a plaque with the names of 29 road victims (listed below) was be presented and a choir composed of parents who have lost their children to road crashes sang. During the ceremony, 200 white balloons were released with flower seeds inside of them, spreading life. The event was attended by government leaders and dignitaries. Thiago Gonzaga Youth Square is the first memorial of this type in Brazil and is a symbol of the fight against the tragic crisis on Brazil and the world’s roads.

Read more about Fundação Thiago de Moraes Gonzaga HERE.

Honoring the victims:
  • Alan Vinicius Gerhardt
  • Ana Paula Cavalheiro de Carvalho
  • Angélica da Silva dos Santos
  • Bernardo Coelho Marques
  • Bruno Jean Alves
  • Bruno Pagliarini Herter
  • Carlos Augusto Prates Sant’Anna
  • Claudia dos Santos Silva
  • Clóvis José Tres
  • Daniel Tres
  • Douglas Cleiner da Silva Gonçalves
  • Eva Nely Pereira
  • Fabiano da Silva Benites
  • Gabryella Aroldi
  • Josias de Almeida Júnior (Juninho)
  • Josué Alan Drewanz
  • Juliano Forcarine Baroni
  • Leonardo Aguiar Cid da Silva
  • Luiz Henrique Castro
  • Mara Ângela da Silva Iglesias
  • Maria Da Luz Vieira dos Santos
  • Miguel Borges Pereira
  • Murillo Flores Portal
  • Pedro Henrique Mello Guerreiro
  • Ricardo Andrade de Almeida
  • Rissardi de Oliveira Souza
  • Roberto Azeredo Prochnau
  • Rosane Rott de Oliveira e Thiago Schneider Borges.