LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Families who have lost their loved ones to violence in Louisville came together for a special ceremony in Jefferson Square Park Saturday afternoon to release balloons.

It was not only about honoring the lives lost, but also about raising awareness of the more than 100 homicides in the city this year.

The families of those killed say Thanksgiving is going to be tough.

"When everybody sits down this Thanksgiving to enjoy their dinner with their family, we will not be doing that because we're missing one of ours. You need to put down the guns and you need to open your eyes. Because we've got to stop this. It's up to us. It's not up to anybody else," Jamie Pugh said. 

Several families spoke, all with the same general message to put down the guns.

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