Flag raised to honor child abuse victims

Posted: Dec 29, 2011 5:23 PM ESTUpdated: Dec 29, 2011 6:51 PM EST

(WMC-TV) – The Child Advocacy Center raised a flag today to honor two children who police say were killed by their caretakers.

The flag serves as a reminder from those who serve on the front lines protecting Mid-South children.

A group of people gathered for Thursday's short ceremony in the courtyard at the Child Advocacy Center.

The flag was raised for 21-month-old Adrien Hickerson whose parents have been indicted on criminal charges for his death.

It was also raised for Anaya Jones whose uncle is charged with shaking her to death.

Child advocates say raising a flag for each is important.

"It's the right thing to do to honor and memorialize these kids," said Nancy Williams, of the Child Advocacy Center.

Prosecutors say they will build criminal cases against anyone accused of hurting children.

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