A local group is continuing their fight to end violence in New Orleans because for them, it is personal.

A Mother’s Cry held a march Saturday afternoon through Algiers to take a stand against violence in their community.

They might not know each other, but they are family because each parent had one thing in common: they each have lost a piece of their heart.

Parents held photos of their lost family members as they walked with a purpose.

“I’m going to think about my son and let him know I’m going to keep my promise: I will find out who did this to you,” one marcher told Eyewitness News.

At the end of the march, the parents released balloons in honor of their children.