First observed in October 1981 as a national “Day of Unity,” Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) is held every October as a way to unite advocates across the nation in their efforts to end domestic violence.
The Candlelight Vigil is a time of sadness, mourning, celebration and hope. We are sad these lives were taken far too early, we mourn the beautiful spirits that are no longer with us, and we celebrate the joy and love these victims brought to our world. We maintain our strong hope and determination that through our work and commitment, we WILL one day end the crime of domestic violence.
Although we may never know every name, we come together to mourn all of the lives lost to domestic violence.