BRIDGEPORT - Nine Bridgeport mothers who all lost children to violence laid holiday wreaths today at their graves.

The wreath-laying ceremony was part of an effort to maintain awareness of violent crime in Bridgeport.

The women are members of You Are Not Alone, a support group for mothers who lost their children due to violence.

The head of YANA said she gave holiday gifts to all of the mothers to help them get through this difficult period.