DETROIT (WJBK) - A group of Detroiters came together this Labor Day to remember loved ones who have gone missing or who have been murdered. They spread a message of peace, hope and love.
"We know it's Labor Day; it's a holiday; but we want to say to the people, we want to say to metro Detroiters, to everybody, but in particular we need to say to black people, that black lives matter 24/7," says Malik Shabazz of The Marcus Garvey Black Panther Movement.
Community leaders held hands in prayer, then together they marched on East State Fair Street, carrying pictures of the lives lost.
Two of those pictures, in particular, were of Aundrea Garland and Tamala Wells. Aundrea Garland was shot and killed two years ago on the city's east side. Tamala Wells went missing from her home on the city's west side in 2012. They're just two of Detroit's countless unsolved crimes highlighted at a rally for peace.
Their mothers have joined forces to get justice for their daughters.
"I love my baby, and I will not stop until I find her," says Donna Wells-Davis.
"Until it happens to you, nobody cares. But put yourself in her shoes and in my shoes and think of it was your loved one," says Margaret Garland. "You would want someone to do the right thing. And the right thing to do is to tell her where her daughter is, and to tell these killers they're not going to live free after they shot my daughter down."
The mothers of the daughters lost say they won't rest until they have their day in court.
If you know what happened to Tamala and who killed Aundrea, your tip will remain anonymous with Crime Stoppers. You can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.